The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to an Emergency Preparedness Safety Fair specifically for people with disabilities Saturday, October 1 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Easterday Recreation Center, 6130 Adams Street. This free event is sponsored by a grant from the Lincoln Community Foundation on behalf of the Arthur and Nellie Braun Memorial Fund and the Willard and Katherine Townsend Fund.
The first 175 participants will receive a tote bag containing a Red Cross first aid kit, complete with a flashlight and radio. Kits will be distributed to individuals with developmental and related disabilities who live independently. The event includes fun activities and games provided by several health and community service and safety organizations.
Safety officials say individuals with disabilities and their families are an underserved population that tends to be less prepared for disasters compared to other segments of the population. Easterday's safety fair is accessible and open to individuals with disabilities, their families and the general public.
For more information, visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov/programs/safetyfair.htm.