Winter 2017 Newsletter

The rain's not done yet! While we might have gotten a little break, it's expected to pick up again over the weekend. Now is the time to make sure that you're prepared so you and your family stay safe this winter - as the old Chinese proverb goes: "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."

Here are some quick tips to get you safely through the rainy weather:

Make sure your car is ready for the rain -

A little rain's not going to get in the way of your day, but it never hurts to be safe and ready! Here's a quick list of things to make sure are in your car:
  • Extra rain jackets. Flat tires and other auto troubles don't wait on the weather and you don't want to be stuck outside without proper waterproof clothing.
  • Blankets, snacks, and bottled water.
  • Consider purchasing a portable jump starter - Here are some options on that will fit in your vehicle and can also double as a backup phone charger. There are options to fit most types of cars and budgets.  The peace of mind alone is worth it, even if you don't end up using it this winter.
Check your tires to make sure they are properly inflated and have plenty of tread left:
  • Tires need ample tread to function properly in rain by allowing the water to pass through the grooves. 
  • According to Consumer Reports, tires with about half the tread left can hydroplane at speeds 3-4 mph lower than those with full tread.
  • Test your tread by inserting a quarter into the groove. If the tread doesn't at least touch Washington's head, it's time to look into picking up some new tires.

Make sure your home is set for winter -

Don't let excess water mean excess damages:
  • Clean out those gutters and make sure any street drains near your property are clear of leaves or other debris. 
  • If your home is at a low point, pick up some sandbags to divert the flow of water away. The LA County Department of Public Works has an excellent guide to using sandbags here.
General Home Readiness:
  • Make sure you have flashlights and plenty of extra batteries (and that everyone in the family knows where to find them!). 
  • Pick up a backup battery bank for your cell phone to keep at home so you can make sure that you and your family will be able to keep in touch and make calls during an emergency (especially important if you do not have a landline).
  • Make sure to have a backup, battery-powered alarm clock - you never know when you might lose power overnight!
  • Go over an emergency plan as a family - has an excellent emergency communication plan that you can download and print out (with versions for kids and adults!).

More info about winter readiness can be found here.

On Friday, December 16, the Safetyville staff hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon to say thank you to our volunteers.

Thanks so much to our Amazing Volunteers!

Yolanda Anderson
Dave Bach
Rhonda Bach
Tamara Barbu-Brown
Bryan Bristow
Patty Cicogni
Sheila Currie
John Fuller
Darryl George
Doug Goto
Britany Green
Jamie Greeson
Caitlin Hoffman
Anissa Lopez
George Meurer
Trevor Morris
Brittnee Nelson
Cheryl Sewell
Jordan Simpson
James Sutter
Robyn Sutter

and special thanks to:
Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A)
Kennedy HS Key Club
Kohl's Cares
North Highlands Optimists
Pleasant Grove HS Key Club
Rosemont HS Key Club
Wells Fargo - Northern CA Volunteer Program  

Save the Date!

May 11, 2017
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sip, Sample & Savor  Sacramento's local wines, craft brews and unique eats while strolling the streets of Safetyville USA's unique miniature city!

Get 50% off Admission
Super Early Bird Tickets are on sale through February 14!

Click here for event details and to purchase your tickets today!

Family Day @Safetyville

June 10, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The newly revamped Family Day @Safetyville is a free event designed to give families valuable information and access to community resources in the Sacramento area.  

Families attending will enjoy:
  • Booths with health, safety and recreational resources for families.
  • Safety and health giveaways.
  • Food and refreshments.
  • Safety demonstrations.
Click here for more info
Know of a company that would like to support Safetyville? Call Kelly at 916.438.3355 for information about event sponsorship, building sponsorship or other opportunities.


  • Would you like to work with children teaching them the importance of safety and nutrition?
  • Would you like to make a difference in your community?
  • Do you have 2 - 4 hours a month you could donate?
If you answered "yes", you would make a perfect fit as a volunteer at Safetyville USA.
With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering at Safetyville USA are enormous to you, your family, and your community. Volunteering can help you to reduce stress, find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even possibly save a young life. 
We are looking for some motivated and dedicated people to volunteer their time by giving tours to the youth of the greater Sacramento area.  Come be a part of our volunteer team at Safetyville USA!
For more information please call Brittnee Nelson:  916.438.3380 or email:

Safetyville USA in Sacramento where children learn lifesaving safety skills along with health and fitness education on interactive tours.
On Safety, Health and Fitness tours children learn:
Pedestrian Safety
* Health & Fitness
* Stranger Danger
* Dental Hygiene
* Railroad Safety
* Nutrition

Call Brittnee at 916.438.3380 email: to set up a tour of Safetyville.
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