LEAP (Laurelhurst Emergency Action Plan) thanks our Laurelhurst neighbors for helping us reach our fundraising goal for the Laurelhurst emergency communications Hub. LEAP has already begun work on building and equipping the Hub. The concrete pad has been poured. Located at St. Stephen’s Church, the Hub will activate in the event of a major emergency (e.g., a catastrophic earthquake), when regular communications (landline and cell phones) are unavailable. The Hub will set up tents where neighbors can report what they need and find information about handling the disaster. Ham radios will enable trained volunteers to communicate with other Hubs and with the City to report crucial needs and to get the latest City news about available services.

Having an established Hub in Laurelhurst will greatly increase our neighborhood’s resilience in an emergency. Again, thanks to all those who have contributed money and time to LEAP!

Any questions should be directed to LEAPlaurelhurst@outlook.com