Being prepared for disasters starts at home. Everyone can be part of helping to prepare for emergencies. As a parent, guardian, or another family member, you have an important role to play when it comes to protecting the children in your life and helping them be prepared in case disaster strikes.
Natural disasters don’t wait for a convenient time. Preparing for them shouldn’t wait either. Start today by taking low-cost and no-cost actions to lessen the impact of disasters and emergencies for you and your family.
A disaster survival kit includes supplies your family might need to survive in the event of a disaster. It should be easy to carry and can be used at home or taken with you in case you must evacuate during an emergency. You can purchase a pre-assembled emergency kit or create your own. Be sure your kit is prepared well before a disaster strikes, and check your supplies every three months. When assembling your own disaster supply kit, keep the following in mind.
Since we haven’t been able to connect in person over the last year, we wanted to step back and reintroduce you to our small but mighty team at Habitat for Humanity of Oregon—starting with Director of Programs Reianna DaRosa: In this role, Reianna provides day-to-day support to affiliate staff and board members and oversees our […]
In order to protect your home and family, it’s important to be prepared and have a plan in place. Habitat for Humanity’s family preparedness plan contains four steps that families should take to be ready for any disaster.
National Preparedness Month (NPM) is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”
We are excited to announce that Sara Padilla has joined Habitat for Humanity of Oregon as the new Grant Portfolio Director. In this role, Sara will work to expand pass-through funding programs for Oregon affiliates and manage earned income and grant opportunities that ensure stable operating revenue for Habitat Oregon’s core programs. A hybrid grant writer + project manager + relationship builder, this position will work collaboratively across our network to elevate capacity and strengthen long-term relationships with funding partners.
Together, we can help make the #CostOfHome something we all can afford This weekend, we’re thrilled to mark the second anniversary of Habitat for Humanity’s nationwide campaign, the Cost of Home. Habitat for Humanity of Oregon has been working alongside hundreds of partners and supporters across the country to find the solutions that will allow […]
Oregon Legislature passes Senate Bill 458, legislation that simplifies the land division process for middle housing Habitat Oregon leads effort to advocate for expanded access to homeownership, especially for first-time homebuyers Contact: Megan Parrott (email) Director of Engagement Habitat for Humanity of Oregon View this press release as a PDF SALEM, OR — Yesterday, the […]
More than 560 Habitat for Humanity organizations from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia sign letter to congressional leadership ATLANTA (March 26, 2021) — Asserting that housing is a vital part of the nation’s infrastructure, Habitat for Humanity International and more than 560 local Habitat organizations are calling on congressional leaders […]