SAFELY OUT Endorsement Letters


California Assemblyman Ben Hueso

Principal John Ehrhardt Elementary School Elk Grove Unified School District

United States Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui

California Assemblyman Roger Niello

Director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security Matthew Bettenhausen

Sacramento County Supervisor Roger Dickinson

Sacramento County Sheriff John McGinness

Former City of Sacramento Fire Chief Julius Cherry

Former Division Manager for the Joint Office of Emergency Services & Homeland

Security Jerry Colivas

Natomas Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Steve Farrar

Executive Director for Resources for Independent Living Frances Gracechild

Capital Christian Center Pastor Rick Cole

President of Steamatic of Sacramento, Inc. Charles Cassani

Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Matt Mahood

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What Others are Saying About SAFELY OUT™


"SAFELY OUT™ is a project that encourages members of the public to assist their disabled and special needs neighbors in disasters.  Citizen Voice, a nonprofit organization that motivates citizens to become involved on behalf of those who are vulnerable, developed SAFELY OUT™ in partnership with the American Red Cross in Sacramento, California."

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Enhancing Public Health Emergency Preparedness for Special Needs Populations: A Toolkit for State and Local Planning and Response, A RAND Health Initiative



"We learned many hard lessons from the disastrous flooding unleashed on New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Among them, each of us must take individual responsibility for his or her own safety during a disaster, whether it be flood, fire, earthquake or terrorism. A lone government agency can’t possibly cope with moving hundreds, even thousands of its citizens out of harm’s way."

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Winnie Comstock - Carlson, Comstock's Business Magazine, December 2007 Issue



"Sometimes when I look around the conference table, I can't believe that two ordinary restoration guys are hanging out with such heavy hitters.  A case in point.  A former radio personality, Jay Alan, is now the external affairs director for the California Emergency Management Agency.  Alan was at Arnold Schwarzenegger's side as the "public face" for the agency when the governor toured the destruction after a natural gas explosion near San Francisco last September."

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Cleaning and Restoration Magazine, January 2011 Issue



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