We’ve recently seen the impact of a natural disaster on a community. The City of Lakewood has emergency trailers that can be moved to various locations to support sheltering operations in the event of an emergency. However, the trailers are not stocked with food supplies to support such operations. In order to support this effort, Deelyn Cheng, a senior at Steilacoom High School, is working with the City of Lakewood to establish a menu and stock the trailers with food supplies to sustain 100 people for three days.
Deelyn Cheng is completing her Girl Scout Gold Award this year. Last year, Deelyn completed the first component of the project by giving a series of presentations on emergency preparedness to students in four Clover Park schools. Next month, for the final component, she plans to promote the trailers throughout the communities in Lakewood.
Deelyn has been working with her project advisor Mary Dodsworth, Director of Lakewood Park and Recreation Department, to develop the menu and to secure donations from businesses and individuals in the community. The total cost to purchase non-perishable food to stock the trailers is between $1,500 and $2,500 depending on the brands of the final selection.
Anyone interested in supporting the completion of this important community project and would like to make monetary donations may drop off or mail your donation to Lakewood City Hall. Checks should be payable to the City of Lakewood. Please indicate that your donation is for emergency trailers food supply. All donations to this project are tax deductible. The City wishes to recognize your generosity in community support by posting your name or company name in the trailers, on the City of Lakewood’s website, and other publications created to publicize the trailers. If you prefer to remain anonymous, please indicate on your donation.
For more information or questions, Deelyn can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please help the City making this support system available to help our more vulnerable citizens in the event of an emergency.