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Oregon Trail Red Cross Asks You To Do (& Tweet) #Just1Thing To Get Prepared; Possibly Win Valuable Prizes!

September 4th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The creative folks from the Cross Blog at the Oregon Trail Red Cross chapter have just launched a contest called “Tell Us Just 1 Thing”. I’ll let them explain:

“On Twitter [@RedCrossPDX], tell us just one thing that you’re doing to get prepared this September (aka National Preparedness Month). To get you started, here are some quick ideas:

–Buying enough water for my family
–Setting aside extra pet food
–Picking up a crank radio
–Taking the free online Be Red Cross Ready training
–Practicing the “sleeve sneeze”
–Putting games for the kids in my kit
–Picking a disaster meet-up place

You get the point. It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive or hard. And if you tweet us with just one thing, we’ll enter you to win — not one, but three — prizes that will get you started on being prepared for anything:

*A Safety Starter preparedness kit
*A vintage first aid kit
*A “Be Prepared For Anything” t-shirt

You have until September 30 to send us your tweet (please use the hashtag #just1thing for tracking purposes) to be entered. If you win, we’ll send you your prizes via snail mail.”

Though there are many actions that citizens can do to prepare for emergencies, the idea of asking people to do just 1 thing is smart — making it seem far more manageable. And, though they won’t say it explicitly, the sneaky Cross Bloggers know that often when someone does one thing to prepare they ended doing many more. I look forward to seeing and posting their long list of ‘things done’ by the end of the month. So, do #Just1Thing and give them a tweet.


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