The York 912 Patriots will hold a meeting on the "Basics of Prepping" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn in West Manchester Township.

Guest speaker Tom Foliano has been preparing for uncertain times for seven years and has organized his neighborhood to do the same.

"If we prepare for bad times, there are only two possible outcomes: Either we will end up needing the preparations we have made, or we will not," he said.

This meeting is free and open to the public. The group will be collecting donations for the York Rescue Mission. For a complete listing of needed items, visit