Remember 9/11: Promoting CommUNITY UNITY

No Limits Community Outreach, Inc.

c/o Lauren Arroyo or Emily Shuttlesworth

2801 Palmer Highway

Texas City, Texas  77590

 

No Limits Community Outreach, Inc, is applying for a grant to:

1)       Address a community need of disaster preparedness

2)      Provide a county-wide (Galveston County) event commemorating 9/11 and honoring emergency personnel

3)      Provide youth with an opportunity to lead and promote an event that starts on 9/09/11 and ends on 9/11/11.  A community-wide emergency supply distribution will take place through 9/18/11.  See No Limits Community Outreach, Inc. website:  http://www.nolimitscommunityoutreach.org/Welcome.html.

 4)     9/09/11-09/18/11 Adopt a low-income  apartment complex in Galveston County and distribute emergency/disaster packages to disadvantaged residents who do not have the means (money, transportation) to purchase emergency supplies.

For the 10th anniversary of 9/11, The No Limits Community Outreach, Inc. youth-led group would like to bring the Galveston County emergency personnel together to raise awareness of the community need for disaster preparedness; provide a county-wide event commemorating 9/11 and provide on-going community education and outreach activities relative to disaster preparedness through 9/11.  This will include participation of almost 50 emergency personnel agencies throughout Galveston County.

On September 13, 2008, Galveston County experienced the death and devastation of Hurricane Ike.  Over 195 deaths were contributed to this violent storm as it affected several geographical areas.  In Galveston County, over 100,000 homes were flooded.  Some people barely escaped death by climbing on roofs, tree tops and punching holes in their roofs.  The City of Galveston was declared “uninhabitable” as 940 people were rescued from rising water and 2000 were rescued after the storm. Galveston County has been referred to as “Hurricane Alley”, so there is a community need to educate the community about disaster preparedness.

On Friday, September 09, 2011, the youth would like to host a:  “ 9/11 Kick Off Event” providing a red, white and blue memorial balloon release to honor the victims of 9/11.  On Saturday, September 10, 2011, the youth would like to host an appreciation brunch honoring emergency personnel throughout Galveston County.  (See the list below for law enforcement, hospitals and fire departments) to be invited to participate to receive awards of recognition providing emergency services to the public.  The youth will provide an interpretative dance commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  (See similar performance on:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS1ytJWiYJw).  The Saturday event is exclusively for the emergency personnel and the youth.  On Sunday, the youth would like to host an event promoting:  CommUNITY UNITY.  This would be open to the entire community and the families of emergency personnel.  Various community organizations will have tables set up to distribute information to the community raising awareness about disaster preparedness and emergency relief.  Some of the organizations include the Red Cross, United Way, Galveston County Police Departments, Galveston County Fire Departments and Galveston County Hospitals and other community-based and faith-based organizations that provide community outreach services.  This event will serve as both a free educational outreach fair and a free family-center fun fair, providing moon walks, helicopter rides and refreshments.

Over the 3-day period we anticipate having over 300 volunteers, over 250 emergency personnel participants from various Galveston County organizations and over 2500 community participants/attendees. 

The youth and adult volunteers who participate in this project will learn the value of promoting “Unity in the CommUNITY.”  We will collect sign-in sheets to track volunteers, account for program participation and document program attendance.  Residents receiving emergency/disaster supplies will have a sign-in sheet acknowledging that they received emergency/disaster kits.  We will document all measurable outcomes.

The youth will promote the event via providing a news release.  The youth will also provide a radio announcement.  They will wear t-shirts as they serve as human billboards raising awareness about being prepared for a disaster.  The youth will also purchase a billboard to be used all-year long encouraging the community to educate themselves on disaster preparedness.

Amount of request:  $75,000.00 for a 3-day 9/11 event.

List of participants to be invited:

GALVESTON COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES               

Bayou Vista Police Dept.

409-935-0449

Clear Lake Shores Police Dept.

281-334-1034

D.P.S. Highway Patrol

409-933-1100

D.P.S. Narcotics Service

409-933-1139

Dickinson Police Dept.

281-337-4700

Friendswood Police Dept.

281-996-3300

Galveston Police Dept.

409-766-2100

Hitchcock Police Dept.

409-986-5559

Jamaica Beach Police Dept.

409-737-1800

Kemah Police Dept.

281-334-6092

La Marque Police Dept.

409-938-9269

League City Police Dept.

281-332-2566

Galveston Co. Auto Crimes Force

409-766-4500

Santa Fe Police Dept.

409-925-2000

Galveston County Sheriff's Dept.

409-766-2300

Texas Alcoholic Bev. Comm.

281-337-5611

Texas A & M Police Dept.

409-740-4545

Texas City Police Dept.

409-948-2525

Tiki Island Police Dept.

409-935-6579

UTMB Police Dept.

409-772-1503

 

 

Galveston County Hospitals

Name

 

 

Chimney Marine Hospital

 

 

Danforth Memorial Hospital

 

 

Devereux Outpatient Services

 

 

Devereux Texas Treatment Network

 

 

Galveston County Memorial Hospital

 

 

Jennie Sealy Hospital

 

 

John Sealy Hospital

 

 

Mainland Medical Center

 

 

Shriners Burns Hospital

 

 

St. Marys Hospital

 

 

TDC Hospital

 

 

University of Texas Medical Branch Hospital

 

       

Galveston County Fire Departments

Bacliff, TX  (Bacliff, TX Fire Station Map)

           
         

-1

Dickinson, TX  (Dickinson, TX Fire Station Map)

           
         

-

Friendswood, TX  (Friendswood, TX Fire Station Map)

           
         

-1

Galveston, TX  (Galveston, TX Fire Station Map)

           
         

 

         

Galveston Fire Department - Central Fire Station

         

Galveston Fire Department - Fire Station 2

         

Galveston Fire Department - Fire Station 4

         

Galveston Fire Department - Fire Station 5

         

Galveston Fire Department - Fire Station 7

         

Galveston Fire Department - Fire Station 8

Hitchcock, TX  (Hitchcock, TX Fire Station Map)

           
         

Hitchcock Volunteer Fire Department

Kemah, TX  (Kemah, TX Fire Station Map)

           
         

Kemah Volunteer Fire Department

La Marque, TX  (La Marque, TX Fire Station Map)

           
         

-La Marque Fire Department

League City, TX  (League City, TX Fire Station Map)

           
         

 League City Volunteer Fire Department

Port Bolivar, TX  (Port Bolivar, TX Fire Station Map)

           
         

Port Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department

Santa Fe, TX  (Santa Fe, TX Fire Station Map)

           
         

Santa Fe Fire and Rescue

Texas City, TX  (Texas City, TX Fire Station Map)

           
         

Texas City Fire Department