With the support of community partners, we provide emergency kits to help residents shelter-in-place through the first critical hours and days of an emergency – whether the emergency is a snow storm, hurricane, power outage, or other event. A kind interaction occurs when our volunteer member delivers the safety kit, and a sense of community and security is conveyed. After nine months to a year, the kit is replenished with new supplies, another valuable social touch occurs, and a fresh assessment can be made of the individual's circumstances. This home safety initiative is particularly valuable for frail, isolated older adults.
Emergency preparedness kits contain nine modestly proportioned meals including milk, water, and juices. A renewable hand-charged AM/FM radio and flashlight is included. The kit is in a water-proof plastic case with a checklist, instructions, contact numbers for police, fire, utilities, and other useful information. Each kit costs approximately $50 to build and another $30 to replenish after a year.
Get involved! You can help by sponsoring one kit or ten kits. This is a great way for your business or organization to make a difference in the community.