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Community Point of Distribution Drill Offers Free Girl Scout Cookies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2017

City of Renton Contacts

Deborah Needham , Emergency Management Director, 425-430-7725
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

City’s Office Emergency Management to practice distribution of emergency supplies

RENTON, WA ­– The City of Renton Office of Emergency Management is partnering with the Emergency Feeding Program to host a Community Point of Distribution (CPOD) drill on Saturday, May 13th from 9 to 11 a.m. at 851 Houser Way N., Renton.

Renton community members are invited to drive through the CPOD and receive supplies including bottled water, some emergency preparedness items, and a box of Girl Scout cookies. Items available while supplies last.

A CPOD is a designated distribution point for emergency supplies during a disaster, when such supplies might not be otherwise available. The Emergency Feeding Program may assist the City of Renton with supply distribution.

The CPOD drill will allow staff from the Renton Emergency Management and the Emergency Feeding Program to work with Community Emergency Response Team volunteers to practice the distribution of emergency supplies.

For more information contact Karissa Smith, Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Renton, at ksmith@rentonwa.gov or 425-430-7723.


About the City of Renton
The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 101,300 (2016), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are providing employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, the Seattle Seahawks, and the eternal resting place of Jimi Hendrix. More information can be found on our website (rentonwa.gov), Facebook page (CityofRenton) and Twitter (@CityofRenton).