CFM Staff Member Prepares for a Zombie Apocalypse

Everywhere you look, from the the cinema to the small screen, there they are – zombies. The undead seem to be everywhere, with their unquenchable thirst for brains. It’s clear the zombie apocalypse is right around the corner. Are you prepared?

CFM Digital Strategist Hannah Smith recently completed a program through Hands on Greater Portland, a local organization that connects Portland residents to volunteer opportunities. The program titled, The Zombies are Coming! Dig into Disaster Preparedness, consisted of a series of volunteer and educational activities all pertaining to the theme of disaster preparedness. These ranged from packing carrots at the local food bank to a presentation by Portland’s Neighborhood Emergency Teams.

“I really enjoyed participating in Teamworks,” said Smith. “It was a great program, and I feel much better prepared for a natural disaster.” Smith plans to participate in future Teamworks programs and would encourage other Portland residents to do the same.

“The great thing about Teamworks is you’re able to do a series of activities with the same group of people,” said Smith. “It really makes the experience so much more fulfilling.”

When asked specifically about a Zombie Apocalypse, Smith seemed more sure of her fate, replying “I would definitely be one of the first ones to go if that happened.”