News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 01/15/2008
Subject :

Palo Alto Seeking Volunteers For Sandbag Saturday
Contact : Barbara Cimino, Emergency Manager, City of Palo Fire Department    (650) 617-3164
Palo Alto, CA – During the recent winter storms, Palo Alto residents volunteered to make and deliver sandbags to their neighbors who could not do the work themselves.  On Saturday, January 26, 2008 volunteers are invited to again help their community and their neighbors at a special event: Sandbag Saturday.

Sandbag Saturday will take place at the Municipal Services Center (MSC) at 3201 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Volunteers should call Paul Lufkin at (650) 617-3197 to sign up for a 2-hour shift.  Shifts are from 9 AM – 11 AM, 11 AM – 1 PM, and 1 PM – 3 PM.

Volunteers may perform one of two tasks: filling sandbags or assisting fellow residents who are unable to get sandbags to their homes.

If you are a Palo Alto resident and need assistance lifting sandbags, there will be volunteers there willing to help. Please go to MSC after 10AM and request help.

The City’s large sandbagging machine will be in operation so gloves, hardhats and safety goggles are required and will be provided as needed.

For more information or to sign up for Sandbag Day: (650) 617-3197.