Arlington Alert: Stay Informed, Help Others This Month

Published on November 03, 2016

Signing up for Arlington's emergency alert system also means sending support to others in November.

The free Arlington Alert service from the County's Office of Emergency Management provides instant updates and instructions during storms, outages, special events and other disruptions via text, email, cell phone, landline, instant messaging or fax. alertgifts

By enrolling at this month, you'll also get to direct a special gift to a favorite "Subscribe and Serve" organization in the County:

  • A can of food to Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)

  • A box of crayons to Arlington Public Schools (APS)

  • A pair of socks to Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN)

  • A can of pet food to Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA)

Donations will be purchased through a generous grant by Arlington Community Federal Credit Union.

Arlington Alert is a critical County service that helps keep residents safe during emergencies. Messages are carefully crafted to provide the right information and not an overload. Sign-up requires only a few keystrokes and clicks.

And in November, helping yourself by enrolling in Arlington Alert also means helping your community.