Telephone or E-mail Tree

Displayed below is an example of a Telephone or E-mail Tree. The purpose of the Tree is to check on families, neighbors, businesses, and the community as a whole to make certain that everyone is prepared, accounted for, and in the event they need assistance, they can communicate their needs and appropriate authorities can and will be dispatched. If a break in or any other crime is committed on one end of the street, the information can quickly be conveyed to everyone on the street so they may all be on the “look out” for the perpetrator and can give a description of the “perp” to the police. Don’t forget to call 911 in the event of a crime before activating your phone tree. Please take the time to make a phone tree for your block club or tenant council today.

YOU BEGIN THE TREE

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call or e-mail one person        call or e-mail one person

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they call or e-mail two people        they call or e-mail two people

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they call or e-mail two people              they call or e-mail two people

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they call or e-mail two people                      they call or e-mail two people

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they call or e-mail two people                        they call or e-mail two people

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END CALLER CALLS OR E-MAILS THE 1ST CALLER TO CONFIRM THAT THE PHONE/E-MAIL TREE HAS BEEN COMPLETED

If this method of communication does not work for your block club because of many people working away from home during the day, you may want to assign a certain
number of calls to some senior residents that are home most of the time
and willing to volunteer their time. Whichever way decided, it is very
important to have some method of communication among the
residents of your neighborhood.