CodeRed Emergency Notification System
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Every day, Monday through Friday, meals are prepared, packed and delivered to approximately 100 individuals (the number varies as needs change) living all over Polk County.
The task is simple. Pick up meals at The Meeting Place in Columbus, Green Creek, or Saluda and deliver them to recipients on a given route and return the empty containers to origination site.
It is a commitment of time and travel expense, but the benefits are priceless.Drivers get to check in with some of Polk County’s most endearing, interesting people. They get to make a difference in the lives of these people by allowing them to be independent and remain in their homes as long as is feasible. They get to be the “friendly face” for so many who are alone. And they get the additional benefit of a lovely drive through beautiful Polk County.
If you have some extra time, a reliable vehicle, and a heart for service, call Pam Doty at 894-0001.
Polk County has contracted with the Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. We need you help in making sure your phone numbers are in the system and you can be reached in an emergency. The following link will allow you to register your phone number, cell number, and email if you wish to receive emails. We would like you to take the time to log on and register your phone numbers so we make sure that we have the best number to reach you in the event of an emergency. If you have any questions feel free to contact Polk County Emergency Management at 828-894-6342. Click here for more information. Click on the following link to register: