SEATTLE -- They look like garage sales -- but the only thing they're selling is safety.

Dozens of Seattle's emergency communications hubs held drills Saturday to prepare for earthquakes or other major disasters.

These hubs are volunteer efforts, truly a grassroots neighbor-helping-neighbor approach.

At the drill at the Rainier Beach neighborhood hub volunteers setup several tents and tables on the sidewalk.

In an emergency, neighbors would walk up to these tables either to get help, get information or offer their assistance or services to others.

Volunteers prepared for problems such as neighbors asking for safe routes to the hospital, people trapped in nearby buildings or non-English speakers needing help.

The hubs are looking for more volunteers and to increase the number of hubs.

You can find more information at their website.