Shared Disaster Supply Cache for the AFR Pittsburgh group from NEH grant
Shared Disaster Supply Cache for the Alliance for Response Pittsburgh group from NEH grant
Delicious catered lunch!
Many of our attendees.
Tom and Tracie explaining the materials of the shared disaster supply cache.
Tom seems very excited about this fan!
Tom explains the exercise and general guidelines.
Attendees are encouraged to look at materials and begin setting up work areas.
The wet materials include books (hardback, paperback, spiral bound), magazines, photo negatives, floppy disks, and microfiche.
Tom demonstrates wrapping wet books in freezer paper prior to packaging them up. Keep it loose!
Attendees cover tables with plastic sheeting and prepare work stations for the wet materials.
A few people from each group come to the pile to select damaged materials.
Several attendees assigned themselves the task of box construction. Great thinking!
Interleaving with plain paper towels.
Lining boxes with trash bags so that the wet materials don't fall through the bottom.
Wrapping a wet book with freezer paper. Tricky in the wind!
This snake absorbs a great deal of water, as demonstrated, and can be useful as a preventative in problem areas.
Attendees use what resources were at their disposal. Here a chain-link fence works better than fishing line attached to tables. Great work!
The chain-link fence is a bit of a distance across the parking lot, but still useful. The work area was also busy with trucks but the attendees made do with the situation.
There are still a good bit of materials remaining in the pile.
Books, negatives, magazines remain.
This hardback book fell apart due to water damage and age once an attendee picked it up.
Spiral bound books are also problematic.
A makeshift bucket - great idea! This negative needed to be rinsed of particles and dirt and the trash bag-in-box did the trick.
Ready to be hung out to dry.
One box packed up and ready to go! Loosely wrapped, spines down, just enough to not flop over but not so many they are crammed. Good work!
Box getting packed up.