“Temecula SAFE 3-Minute Bags” to be delivered to every Temecula home on Saturday

TEMECULA — City officials are reminding Temecula residents that they may notice Temecula Valley Helping Hands volunteers, representatives from the City of Temecula, and other organizations including the Kiwanis Club and local scout troops, walking in their neighborhoods Saturday, June 23.

The volunteers and others will be going door to door, dropping off a “Temecula SAFE 3-Minute Bag” at every residential doorstep within city limits.

Inside each 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

Volunteers and others will be going door to door, dropping off a “Temecula SAFE 3-Minute Bag” at every residential doorstep within city limits, Saturday, June 23.

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, the bags are part of this year’s Temecula SAFE theme.

“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,” Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn stated in a release last week about tomorrow’s city-wide event.

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 a minimum of three days worth of non-perishable food, water, and other essential emergency supplies in their homes 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!”

Visit Temecula Safe on Youtube for additional information about Saturday’s special, one-day event or contact Betsy Lowrey at Betsy.Lowrey@TemeculaCA.gov or (951) 693-3959.


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Trevor Montgomery, 46, recently moved to Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations, including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook, as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and The Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 27 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 14 – soon to be 15 – grandchildren.

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