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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Temecula SAFE 3-Minute Bag and Emergency Preparedness Newsletter

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Temecula residents!  This Saturday, June 23, 2018, you may notice citizen volunteers of Temecula Valley Helping Hands, representatives from the City of Temecula, and other organizations including the Kiwanis Club and local scout troops, walking in your neighborhood!  They will be dropping off a “Temecula SAFE 3-Minute Bag” at every residential doorstep in the City, funded entirely by Temecula Valley Helping Hands, with contributors including Southern California Edison, SoCal Gas, CR&R, Rancho California Water District, Temecula Valley Hospital, and the City.

Inside the bag will be a Special Edition Temecula SAFE Emergency Preparedness Newsletter, produced by the City of Temecula, filled with helpful information including:

           • Wildfire prevention guidelines for your home

           • 3-minute and 3-day emergency supply lists

           • City communications during an emergency event

           • List/phone numbers of local hospitals

           • Treating potentially contaminated water

           • Health and safety tips before and during an emergency

           • Links for updates about nearby wildfires, earthquakes and freeway closures

temeculaSAFE2018Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn stated, “As part of the City of Temecula’s 2018 Temecula SAFE theme, we are raising awareness about emergency preparedness because no community is immune from the possibility of a natural disaster or emergency.”  Mayor Rahn noted that all first responders and staff at the City of Temecula are well-trained and prepared, and the goal is that every household is informed, equipped and likewise prepared. This includes reminding citizens to keep nonperishable food, water and emergency supplies in their homes to last a minimum of three days at all times, and educating Temecula residents on City communications.  “I could not be more proud of the volunteerism, donors, and generous community working together to outreach to Temecula residents as part of this incredibly unique project to hand-deliver over 34,000 Temecula SAFE 3-Minute bags to every doorstep, and all in one day!”    


Additional information:

For questions, contact Betsy Lowrey at or 951-693-3959.

Organizations or individuals that want to participate in delivery of the bags should login to (type 'Temecula' into the search box and scroll down to click on SEE MORE) and choose from many Temecula Valley Helping Hands locations.

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