Del Webb CERT Exhibits at Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Block Party

Del Webb CERT Helps Community Prepare for When Disaster May Strike

Main Street Lakewood Ranch was lined with local businesses, organizations, food, and music for its annual Business Alliance Block Party on Friday night, April 12, highlighting many of the great reasons why we call Lakewood Ranch our home.

Del Webb CERT participated with other community CERTs to spread the word on hurricane preparedness. They also handed out the Manatee County Disaster Preparedness guide, and spoke to many people on the importance of CERT, their role to educate and help our neighbors, and why they should join their neighborhood CERT teams.

“It was great to participate in a Lakewood Ranch community-wide event like this,” says Howard Malis, president of Del Webb CERT. “We met so many families and couples who were not aware of our organization and the public service we provide in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, tornado, or flood. We reminded them that hurricane season starts on June 1 and what they should do now to get their homes and family ready.”

Pictured here are Sheree Parke and Howard Malis from Del Webb CERT, along with members of Lakewood Ranch CERT and Lorraine Lakes CERT.

Del Webb CERT’s Sheree Parke was also featured in an Observer article covering the same block party event.