The Westshore CERT has Friends in the Community

Cuyahoga County Council District 1 Representative Dave Greenspan awards grants to Olmsted CERT Coordinator Marty Palicka and WSC Coordinator Tricia Granfors.

The goal of the Westshore Regional CERT (WSC) is to help citizens prepare for disasters common in the area, to have the skills to capably handle a variety of emergency situations, and to be a vital extension of emergency response services when needs outweigh resources. The goal of Cuyahoga County Council District 1 Representative Dave Greenspan’s Friends for the Community Foundation is to support, promote and enhance the quality of life, public safety initiatives, programs and services within the Westshore communities.

The annual Friends for the Community Foundation Public Safety Charity Softball Tournament honors our hometown heroes and raises funds for the Westshore CERT and Olmsted CERT through friendly competition and family fun. At November’s Westshore Council of Governments meeting, Dave Greenspan presented the teams with $2,000 grants.

The WSC thanks the Friends for the Community Foundation, our participating responders, and our generous sponsors that make this support possible. The team continues to serve as valuable insurance for our Westshore neighborhoods, making us more disaster resistant and resilient.

Tricia Granfors

The Westshore Regional CERT (WSC) is a (as of November 2013) 294 member nonprofit volunteer team under the Westshore Council of Governments. The national CERT program seeks to educate residents about disasters common or possible in their area through free 20-hour disaster preparedness training. US citizens over 18 who pass a background check are eligible for team membership. The WSC supplements emergency responders when needs outweigh resources.

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Volume 5, Issue 24, Posted 10:04 AM, 11.26.2013