Cayuga Neighborhood : Resilient Cayuga / Community Living Campaign / Cayuga Community Connectors was awarded a $5,000 Community Investment Grant from SFPOA program to raise “emergency preparedness awareness” for our most vulnerable neighbors, to get neighbors meeting each other, and encourage people to sign-up for NERT training. Our program consists of (3) emergency preparedness presentations and culminates with 100+ GO BAGS being assembled and distributed to seniors and people with disabilities.
We alerted the neighbors with over 400 flyers distributed for EACH event, social media, D11C, newsletters, a paid ad in the Ingleside Light newspaper and a writer from that paper has covered the story for us. Read it here!
This entire program was made possible by a SF Police Officers Association (SFPOA) grant to the Community Living Campaign. Participation by our Balboa HS JROTC is greatly appreciated.
The Cayuga Improvement Association (CIA) has provided the first stage of supplies to individuals for their personal use in a disaster and for use by neighbors and other residents. Small caches of mobile supplies are now stored throughout this almost entirely residential neighborhood. After a disaster, cache keepers are responsible for moving or rolling these supplies to designated safe staging locations. At the end of six months we now have fifty full storage containers on wheels, each containing flashlights, batteries, blankets, tarps, and bottled water, in at least twenty-five different households.
The Resilient Cayuga Resilience Action Plan development process is designed to provide all essential community stakeholder organizations an opportunity to contribute to the creation of a unifying Resilience Action Plan for the neighborhoods along the Brotherhood Way Corridor. As a partner community, Cayuga will be able to craft a customized resident planning process that reflects their location and availability.
The HUB initiative supports neighborhoods as they create community-based networks of organizations that advance the overall preparedness of communities across San Francisco.
A national conversation has begun which points to the importance of creating strategies for local organizations and residents to assume lifesaving responsibilities in the event of a disaster. These activities include search and rescue, mass feeding, and supporting people sheltering in place.
The Cayuga Community is a safe and connected neighborhood that is well positioned to respond and recover from a disaster and look out for the needs of its most vulnerable residents.
Every resident has the capacity to care for themselves, and their neighbors, during times of stress.
The faith based organizations, businesses, non-profits and community organizations of the Cayuga neighborhood have the capacity to support both the needs of their existing constituencies, and emerging audiences, during times of stress.
The Resilient Cayuga neighborhood has the capacity to respond collectively to times of stress in a manner that reflects the goals and priorities of its residents and stakeholder organizations.
HUB Member Assessment Outreach
Setting Date for HUB Workshop
Cayuga Improvement Association Members and the NEN