Thanks toÂ CaliforniaVolunteers, I have 10 disaster kits to give away.Â I originally posted this contest last month,Â but I am going to extend it. To win a kit, send me one of the following: an emergency preparedness tip,Â something you have done to prepare for a disaster, orÂ a suggestion to improve preparedness in your community to the Comment section below or in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll choose the 10 winners by random.
As you can see in the photo below (taken by my daughter), the kit contains drinking water packets, a block of survival food, a glow stick, flashlight, whistle and some first aid supplies.
I got the idea for this contest from aÂ blog called Wendolonia which did something similar with CaliforniaVolunteers earlier this year. It was part of an initiative by the state agency to reach out toÂ “Mommy Bloggers” like Wendolonia to promote theÂ WE Prepare family readiness programÂ . (I wrote about that effort last month and then spoke with CaliforniaVolunteers about doing the same kind of contest.)Â CaliforniaVolunteers is the office that oversees that State’s volunteering initiatives.
Again, to win one of the 10 kits above, please send in either a preparedness tip,Â something your have done to prepare for a disaster, orÂ a suggestion to improve preparedness in your community to the Comment section below or in an email to me at email@example.com.