LISTOS California (LISTOS) is a $50 million statewide Emergency Preparedness Campaign, introduced and implemented by Governor Gavin Newsom and Cal OES. Self-Help Enterprises and Tulare County are among the 24 counties and non-profit organizations throughout the state awarded funds under this educational campaign. Natural Disaster Preparedness education classes will be offered to all Tulare County residents. Classes will be tailored to benefit all residents, especially those living in very rural and vulnerable areas. Our goal is to educate and prepare 157,380 Tulare County residents.
"On my way to school, in 1987, I watched the asphalt roll like a wave down Whittier Blvd," said Nicole Wynd, one of SHE’s LISTOS' Project Managers, as she reflects on her first earthquake experience. Nicole further described the experience through a young child's perspective, and how important it is for our children and educators to be prepared during a natural disaster.
Nicole will be working closely with Tulare County’s Office of Emergency Services, American Red Cross, CSET, United Way and other select schools and local nonprofits to engage local communities on emergency preparedness to support California’s diverse and vulnerable populations.