Local groups are joining together to honor the community’s resilience and celebrate the heroes from the record-breaking snowstorm in late February.

Pacific Power, Umpqua Dairy and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are hosting the “Ready Together” event 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the church at 2001 W. Bertha Ave., Roseburg. A community awards event will follow from 5 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

The free-of-charge event will feature family-friendly activities and information booths to help area residents with home preparedness. The booths will have ideas, tips and demonstrations covering water storage and filtration, generator use and connections, fuel storage, growing and storing food, safety and awareness and first aid and emergency preparedness.

Maria Eileen Duncan, director of public affairs for Mormon church congregations in Douglas County, is excited to host the entire community at this free event.

“This is an opportunity to reconnect with neighbors and thank those heroes who worked so hard to ensure our community could recover stronger than ever following the storms,” Duncan said.

For more information on the event, visit Pacific Power’s Facebook page.

Reporter Dan Bain can be reached at 541-957-4221 or e-mail at dbain@nrtoday.com.

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Dan Bain is the health reporter for The News-Review. He previously worked at KPIC and 541 Radio.

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