Updates from Tualatin CERT

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    There is still time for Tualatin residents or employees to sign up for this year’s Tualatin CERT Online Training to become Tualatin CERT Ready team members. The session kicks off with a Zoom meeting on Oct. 21 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. The online course is self-study with 8 modules created by University of Utah and FEMA. Each week there is a local Tualatin Zoom discussion session on Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    Participants learn about individual preparedness, Tualatin Neighborhood Ready (encouraging your immediate neighbors to get ready), and basic CERT skills.

    To sign up, email [email protected].

    Coping with a Changing Financial Picture

    As COVID-19 continues to affect many people across the country, financial assistance organizations have stepped up to provide help where it’s needed. Finding employment, paying bills, and buying necessities have become challenging for many, as people find themselves in different situations as a result of the pandemic.

    FEMA has notified Tualatin CERT regarding a resource for those suddenly finding themselves unable to rely on their income to pay their bills, GreenPath Financial Wellness (www.greenpath.com). GreenPath is a national nonprofit group that provides financial counseling and education through offices in more than 50 locations across the country.

    GreenPath helps understand the implications of the relief options and look at a total financial picture to better manage credit payments and other obligations. Not all resources help everyone but if you know someone who is having trouble paying their mortgage or other bills, GreenPath may be able to help.

    Get Ready – Be Prepared – Stay Informed!