Saturday, April 14, 2018 10 AM - 2 PM

MadisonReadyFest

When life happens, you need a plan! MadisonReadyFest is a free one-day event on Saturday April 14th from 10 AM- 2 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1297 Slaughter Road. The event is supported by the City of Madison, with City officials making presentations. There will be police, fire, 20 informational booths, 10 guest speakers and mini classes covering various topics including: financial planning, medical screening, natural disasters, child safety, self-defense, career networking, water filtration, food storage and gardening. Our aim is to help individuals and families to become self-reliant and prepared for emergencies.

Email questions to madisonreadyfest@gmail.com

Disaster preparation

Chief Meteorologist at WAFF Channel 48

Brad Travis

Brad will be presenting on Hazardous Weather Conditions.

"I grew up on the Great Plains of south central Kansas along the Chisholm Trail in Tornado Alley. I guess you could say mother nature caught my eye at an early age. Storm chasing has always been a passion of mine.

"During severe weather I devote all of my efforts to keep you and your family safe with the First Alert Storm Trackers.

"I joined the weather department of WAFF in November of 1996. Before coming to Alabama I was the Chief Meteorologist in North Platte, NE.

He and his wife Brenda live in Madison with their two boys, Ross and Drake. They also have two dogs, Hershey and Shelby.

Text and Photo retrieved from WAFF.com.

Brad Travis

Natural Disasters

Natural disasters happen, you need an emergency plan

At Madison ReadyFest we will teach you:

  • How to assemble a 72-hour kit
  • Make a family plan in case of a fire
  • What to do during tornadoes or flash floods
  • How to set up a neighborhood phone tree

Home & Family

Protect your home and family, be prepared

  • Powerless Cooking, canning, food dehydration, gardening
  • Water storage and filtration
  • Basic Home Maintenance
  • Family games that build relationships, and communication

Finances

Life happens, you need a financial plan

Let us help you make that plan. We will have experts in Financial Planning, Avoiding Debt, Budgeting, Investing and Prosperity. At no cost to you, we will have representatives from Primerica and LPL, along with information from "One for the Money." We've seen it all, and we want to help you make a plan, be self-reliant and become financially sound.

Spiritual Strength

In a crisis, don't lose your faith

"The Simple Path: Silence is prayer. Prayer is faith, faith is love, Love is Service. The fruit of service is peace." Mother Teresa

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill

"Happy is the man who avoids hardship, but how fine is the man who is afflicted and shows endurance." Mohammad

Community

Every good citizen strengthens our community

  • Self Defense: taught by Lt. Kamas of the Madison City Police Dept.
  • JustServe.org: sharing opportunities to serve in our community
  • Youth life skills: Youth Minister, Greg Chandler, from Madison Church of Christ on Hughes at Gooch will help us become spiritually prepared, teaching us about "The Big Picture".
  • Job Club: A non-denominational group of volunteers who have helped 3,500 people from GEDs to PhDs prepare for and find employment.

Health & Wellness

When life happens, you need to be healthy and strong

  • Medical Health: Huntsville Hospital Mobile Unit will provide education and screenings
  • Physical Health: The YMCA will provide a representative at a booth to provide information to patrons. There will also be two interactive fitness demonstrations throughout the day.
  • Mental and Emotional: local therapist, Russ Beck will be at a booth to talk with patrons, as well as making a presentation on Emergency Mental Health Prevention Strategies
  • Nutrition: Registered local nutritionist, Bekah Dewitt, will present information, nutrition and healthy snacks

Education

Learning today for a better tomorrow

  • College and Trade Schools: We will have local colleges and community colleges/trade schools showcase how they can work with both traditional post high school students as well as non-traditional college students.
  • Weather: We will have a booth sponsored by a local TV station to showcase how they prepare forecasts and put out alerts during times of inclement weather as well as emergency situations.
  • Communication: Booth with HAM radio equipment to teach the community how to report and disseminate information during times of emergency or crisis situations.

Career

Put your career plan into action with networking and job skills

  • Networking: Both Social Media and Interpersonal
  • Resume/CV building and redefining
  • Learn up to date job search skills
  • Linked-In training
  • Practice interviewing for a job with mock interviews
  • SPEAKERS from: Calhoun Community College, UAH, Workforce Development Council and "Top Resume' Writing"

Venue

The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
1297 Slaughter Rd
Madison AL 35758

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