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Earth Day Bus Stop Cleanup; Caminar Fundraiser at the Fox; Disaster Prep for Businesses; RU Ready Presentations

Good afternoon –
Well, as you can see from recent emails, there are more and more events and activities getting scheduled, throughout the community. I’m happy to provide these four for you this afternoon:
  1. Volunteer to participate in an Earth Day cleanup of the Redwood City Transit Center, with SamTrans on April 22
  2. A fundraiser for nonprofit Caminar, for adults with disabilities and mental illness, at the Fox Theatre, with great music and video appearance by Quincy Jones, on  May 3
  3. A disaster preparedness workshop specifically designed for businesses, by the Red Cross on May 7
  4. And, a reminder that residents can schedule a free R U Ready disaster prep session, by the Redwood City Fire Department)
Please read below!


~ malcolm


SamTrans Earth Day Cleanup!

SamTrans invites you to participate in Earth Day by volunteering to help clean up some of their bus stops along El Camino Real – and help to make it a Grand Boulevard!In Redwood City, it’s the Redwood City Transit Center, at El Camino just off of El Camino near James and California (next to Sequoia Station).

SamTrans’ efforts in support of Earth Day on April 22 include some El Camino Real clean up.  We will be providing gloves and bags to volunteers and we will be taking away the trash from each location as well.

Here are all three sites involved:
Monday, April 22, 2013
  • Mission and Evergreen in Daly City (7:30 to 8 a.m. approx.)
  • Sneath Lane and ECR in San Bruno (8:17 – 9:21 a.m. approx.)
  • Redwood City Transit Center, Redwood City (10:41 – 11:20 approx.)
For more information contact Christine Dunn at 508-6238 and
“Caminar for Mental Health”
Fundraiser at Fox Theatre Featuring Jazz Pianist Alfredo Rodriguez

On May 3rd nonprofit mental health group Caminar is joining forces with  Quincy Jones and Alfredo Rodriguez, a phenomenal Cuban Jazz pianist, for a fundraiser  and to build awareness about mental illness issues. Quincy Jones will be  joining us via video to introduce and speak about Alfredo Rodriguez.

Friday, May 3, 2013
6 pm
Fox Theatre, Broadway in Redwood City


Musical   genius Quincy Jones recently co-produced Alfredo Rodriguez’s album  Sounds of Space, a jazz piano album.  Quincy decided to co-produce this record because he heard Alfredo perform and he was truly inspired.  Quincy said “He is very special, and I do not say that easily because I  have been surrounded by the best musicians in the world my entire life  and he is one of the best.”

Alfredo Rodriguez ( is an international  jazz piano sensation. This is an event that you don’t want to miss.  Come and enjoy amazing music composed and produced by Alfredo Rodriguez  and Quincy Jones, and help the great cause of Caminar.

Caminar is a nonprofit agency has been providing services for adults with disabilities and mental illness for over 49 years. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by providing opportunities for them to live in the community with dignity and independence.

For more information on Caminar visit


The American Red Cross Presents
FREE Organizational Preparedness Workshop
Disaster Preparation for Businesses!

Purpose: To provide nonprofits and small to medium businesses with the tools to design and implement emergency planning, emergency response and continuity of operations plans.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
9 am -3:30 pm
Salvation Army, 660 Veterans Blvd. in Redwood City

Instructors: Certified business continuity planners affiliated with the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter

To register or for more info, contact / (415) 427-8134

Learning Objectives

  • Learn best practice methods related to organizational resilience program management, including emergency planning, emergency response, continuity planning, and conducting and using a Hazard Vulnerability Assessment.
  • Gain knowledge of effective continuity program management.
  • Learn how to develop and implement an emergency response plan.

Participant Materials Provided by the Red Cross:

  • Organizational Preparedness course manual, which includes emergency plan and continuity of operations plan templates
  • Free preparedness starter kits for each participating organization  upon completion of Ready Rating online assessment and workshop!

Thank you to our corporate sponsor: PG&E

Recommended Preparation: Enroll in and complete the free one-hour Red Cross Ready Rating online assessment:


The Redwood City Fire Department Asks…

Are You Ready?

You can schedule a free two-hour Are You Ready disaster preparation class for your own group, neighborhood, office, business, or team (minimum of 20 people), on your schedule, provided by the Redwood City Fire Department. The presentation will provide valuable and very useful information on topics such as:

  • Creating a family/office disaster plan
  • Assembling home/office and portable disaster supply kit
  • Sheltering in place
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Preparing for and responding to specific disasters

In all places, home, work or school, it pays to be ready and prepared to deal with all types of natural and man-made disasters. Here on the Peninsula, we are subject to power outages, earthquakes, fires, floods, severe storms, extreme heat, gas leaks, plane crashes, disease and/or flu pandemics, and a host of other possible situations. The potential for an act of terror adds yet another dimension to disaster awareness and preparedness. When a disaster happens and police, fire and emergency services are spread thin, will you be prepared to care for yourself, family, friends and neighbors?

The Redwood City Fire Department offers training at the Fire Station or at your own preferred location, to neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and community groups of 20 or more.

Schedule a FREE presentation for your group. Please contact: Redwood City Fire Department Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Christy Adonis at (650) 780-5798 or

Visit for more information about preparing yourself, your family, and your home to survive an emergency.


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