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


PRESS RELEASE 01/24/2008
Subject :

CANCELLED - City of Palo Alto Postpones Sandbag Saturday
Contact : Barbara Cimino, Emergency Manager, City of Palo Alto Fire Department    650-617-3164
Palo Alto, CA – After looking at unfavorable weather conditions forecast for Saturday, event organizers have decided to postpone the Sandbag Saturday event scheduled for this weekend in Palo Alto. An alternate date in the near future will be identified.

Sandbag Saturday is an annual event where Palo Alto volunteers come together for a day of filling sandbags and assisting fellow residents who are unable to get sandbags to their homes.

"We’d like to thank everyone who volunteered to help with Sandbag Saturday.  As soon as a new date is identified, we will notify existing and potential volunteers," said CERT Coordinator Paul Lufkin. 

For those who planned on picking up sandbags at the event, filled sandbags are available at the Palo Alto Airport site. Sand and empty bags are still stocked for "fill your own" sandbags at Greer Park located at Colorado and West Bayshore.

For more information on Palo Alto sandbag sites, please contact the Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) at: 650-617-3197.