On Friday, September 15, 2017 and Saturday, September 16, 2017, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) will conduct a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) in selected neighborhoods of Southeast Harris County (League City, Friendswood, Webster, Seabrook, Nassau Bay, & El Lago) and we need your help! 

 

This effort will involve teams of HCPH employees and volunteers conducting surveys to assess how prepared Harris County residents were during Hurricane Harvey, and to identify the remaining needs in impacted areas. Twenty volunteer teams will visit randomly selected neighborhoods to conduct surveys to gather this information.  However, we will not ask the name of anyone that is surveyed.   

 

Videos of our previous CASPER events are below:

 

**NOTE** Law enforcement is aware that the CASPER will take place in the Southeast Harris County area and will be on standby. BILINGUAL VOLUNTEERS (English and Spanish) are strongly encouraged to participate.

 

ELIGIBILITY

 

Those wishing to volunteer at the CASPER must:  

 

  • All individual volunteers must be aged 18 or older
  • Register for the event and complete online training
  • Be able to stand and walk for up to 8 hours
  • Have your own method of transportation to the CASPER location
  • Be able to commit to participating in the entire event on Friday or Saturday (preferably both to reduce the need for re-training)
    • Event hours for Friday, September 15, 2017 are 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Event hours for Saturday, September 16, 2017 are 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

TRAINING

 

A link to the CASPER training is below.  PLEASE REVIEW THIS VIDEO BEFORE REPORTING TO THE EVENT ON FRIDAY.

Online Training: Please access the online training here:  https://youtu.be/d4VK4VeER0k.  If you have questions, please reserve them for Friday morning when the teams meet for a refresher before we go out.

 

REGISTRATION

 

CASPER registration is a 2-step process if you have not yet participated in a HCPH Harvey Response activity: 

 

First - Please visit JOIN US at http://hcph.vsyslive.com and complete the EVENT Volunteer Application.  Please select Harvey Response – CASPER under Volunteer Preferences. 

 

Second - Sign up for the days you want to volunteer by clicking here:  http://signup.com/go/ppdEcqh

 

MEETING LOCATION

 

The Incident Command Post is at the University of Houston Clear Lake Campus. We will be on the 2nd floor in the Student Services Building-Room 2.310.

 

Address: 2700 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, TX 77058

 

Driving instructions:

Take a right at the entrance. Go to the 4-way stop, take a right and take that street around and park in the BIG parking lot (It is the second parking lot you come to on your left).  The Student Services Building is the more modern one to your right.

 

Instructions once inside the building:

When you come in, take the stairs up one flight, turn to your right, then take the first hallway to your right. It is the second classroom on the left in front of the restrooms.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

Please contact anyone below for more information about the event: 

 

Ashley Minkeu, aminkeu@hcphes.org

Samantha Harvey, sharvey@hcphes.org

Allison Hare, ahare@hcphes.org

 

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