A Note from Jennifer Wilson
Friday, April 10, 2020
Dear RHS Families,
I want to take the time to highlight our very own Disaster Preparedness Crisis Response (DPCR) committee. As many of you may know, our DPCR committee recently donated 300 plus N95 masks to two local hospitals in order to help keep our health workers safe. I am honored that I got to join RHS parents and DPCR Co-Chairs Vanessa Baker and Leah Waarvik to spearhead this donation.
While this donation happened now, none of this would have been possible without the amazing work of a former parent, Chris Burgardt, his mother, Kathy Burgardt, and Ben Gallison (former parent). Prior to 2013, the emergency response committee stored supplies in trash cans in the Dad’s Club container. They were also instrumental in setting up other emergency response protocols.
Under the leadership of Chris, Kathy, and Ben, the container was donated in January 2015 and the DPCR committee received a one time $50,000 contribution from the PTA in order to buy emergency supplies for RHS. It is from this original contribution made in 2015 that we are in the position to donate these masks today.
A HUGE SHOUTOUT to Chris, Kathy and Ben, among others, who had the foresight to plan ahead, volunteer countless hours and help prepare our RHS community for a disaster.
With immense gratitude,
Let's continue to be guided by the Six Daily Questions:
1. What am I grateful for today?
2. Who am I checking in on, or connecting with, today?
3. What expectations of “normal” am I letting go of today?
4. How am I getting outside today?
5. How am I moving my body today?
6. What beauty am I creating, cultivating, or inviting in today?
For more information on the novel Coronavirus, please see the Coronavirus FAQS posted on our Alameda County Public Health Department website www.acphd.org