The Whatcom CERT program delivers training courses, continuing education and refresher classes, exercises, outreach to the public… and all on a very compact budget. We welcome support of all kinds!
Volunteer time. Members of the public and graduates of CERT training can participate in exercises as role-playing victims, as assistants, or as safety monitors. There are a variety of projects, both short term and perpetual, in which CERT volunteers can participate.
In-kind donations. Educational programs like Whatcom CERT use a lot of supplies of many kinds: nitrile examination gloves, emergency whistles, safety flares, flagging tape, traffic flags, handheld radios, office supplies, and more. Our final exercises bring together groups of 50-60 people. Perhaps you would like to support an exercise with pizza and bottled water!
Monetary donations. The Whatcom CERT program gratefully accepts your tax-deductible donation to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Support Foundation (or simply write WCSOSF for the payee). On the memo line of your check, please write “Designated: Whatcom CERT.”
Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Support Foundation
c/o Mark Shintaffer
3901 Airport Way
Bellingham, WA 98226