Lloyd Prepares Challenge

The Lloyd Prepares Challenge

Get Prepared. Earn Prizes.

Welcome to the Lloyd Prepares Challenge! From November 28th through the end of the year, Lloyd EcoDistrict is challenging you to prepare more for earthquakes and other emergencies.  The more tasks you complete to get prepared, the more prizes you’ll have the chance to earn – ranging from gift cards to Lloyd area businesses to fully stocked emergency evacuation go-bags and first aid kits.

How the campaign works: Below we have a list of weekly tasks related to getting more prepared for disasters. We’ll be adding more tasks each week. The tasks fall into a few different buckets – including developing personal emergency preparedness plans, acquiring emergency supplies, developing connections with neighbors, and increasing knowledge training. After you complete a task – fill out the short survey letting us know. For each task you complete you’ll get points. At the end of the challenge – the number of points you have received will determine the prizes.

Who Can Participate: Anyone! You don’t have to work or live in the Lloyd neighborhood. 

Week One (November 28th to December 4th) Tasks:

Complete at least 3 of the tasks below by Monday, December 5th at 9:00 AM to have the chance to win a $50 gift certificate.  Tasks must be completed by December 31st to be counted towards the final challenge prizes.

  1. Fill out this short survey to start earning points and enroll in the 2022 Lloyd Prepares Challenge.
  2. RSVP for next week’s free Emergency Preparedness 101 workshop. All participants will receive at least one item to put in their emergency supply kit if they attend the event on Tuesday, December 6 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The Encorepreneur Cafe (1548 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97232).  Light food will be provided and we will be giving away a couple of emergency go-kits.
  3. Sign up for Public Alerts. PublicAlerts sends information about how to stay safe during an emergency. It can send messages by text, email, or voice message. It’s available for anyone who lives, works, or visits the Portland-Vancouver Region. Personal information is kept secure and private. The service is free, but message and data rates may apply depending on your phone provider.
    • Reporting tasks complete /earning points:  Fill out this form here.
  4. Find out which natural hazards are likely in your area and steps you can take to prepare. Natural disasters can strike at any time. The more you know about the hazards that are likely in your area, the better you’ll be able to understand your risks and prepare. Get a personalized report by going to https://test.hazardready.org/pdx/en/ and typing in your location in the search box at the top of the page, selecting a location on the map, or clicking “FIND ME.”
    • Reporting tasks complete /earning points: Fill out this form here.
  5. Identify location(s) for your household to congregate if separated/emergency occurs. Your top priority during an emergency will probably be finding your loved ones. How will you communicate and where should you go if you’re separated? Get everyone together now to have this conversation. Review this “Make a Plan Instructions” PDF handout and complete this Blank Emergency Plan PDF or another template of your choice for your household. 
    • Reporting tasks complete /earning points: Fill out this form here
  6. Compile a list of local and out-of-area emergency contacts. Think of friends, family, and neighbors who might be able to help during an emergency if they are nearby. Next, select one or two contacts that don’t live in the Portland area. Local telephone connections often fail when a lot of people are trying to make calls at once. Review this “Make a Plan Instructions” PDF handout and complete this Blank Emergency Plan PDF or another template of your choice for your household to track emergency contact info. Be sure to save the contract info in all phones, and place in child’s backpacks, emergency go-kits, etc.)
    • Reporting tasks complete /earning points: Fill out this form here
  7. Attend the Lloyd Community Association’s Coffee Chat on Thursday, December 1st from 9:00 to 10:00 am in the Lloyd Tower Lobby (825 NE Multnomah). It’s a great way to start your day and meet your neighbors. Strong neighborhood connection helps neighborhoods respond to emergencies.  These events are free and of course, coffee is provided!
    • Reporting tasks complete /earning points: Lloyd EcoDistrict’s staff member Joshua Baker will be at the event – say hi to him and let him know you’re participating in the Challenge.

The Lloyd Prepares Challenge is made possible thanks to support from AARP, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods and the City of Portland’s Office of Community and Civic Life, and the Pacific Power Foundation.

Attendance at these events in December also earns you points in the Challenge:

  • Stop the Bleed Training
    • Monday, December 5th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at Holladay Park Plaza
    • NOTE: this workshop is only open to residents at Holladay Park Plaza.
    • Currently full. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, email LloydPrepares@ecolloyd.org.
  • Emergency Preparedness 101 workshop
    • Tuesday, December 6th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Encorepreneur Cafe
    • Learn more and RSVP here
  • Stop the Bleed Training 
    • Thursday, December 15th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Encorepreneur Cafe
    • Learn more and RSVP here

Contact us at LloydPrepares@ecolloyd.org with questions or event accommodation requests.