We received this notice yesterday of this great way to create a no/low cost emergency kit:
The Seattle Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is joining with Target to make that step easier for families in Seattle. Target has generously donated $10,000 to help families build emergency kits. Each participating family will receive a $100 gift card that they can use to build their own emergency kits. Seattle Police Department will be on hand to help people identify basic items for an emergency kit, as well as help them customize their kit to meet their specific needs. Participants must sign up for the event to be eligible. The event will be held at the West Seattle Target on September 29, 2011 at 9:00 AM. They will be given a map of the store with locations where items for emergency kits can be found highlighted and the gift card to make their purchases. Families with children are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.
The number of available kits is limited so if you are interested in participating in this one of a kind event please email the Seattle Office of Emergency Management at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 206-233-5076.
Update, 9/9, 2 PM: After we posted this, we received the following note on our Facebook page from Tracy Record at the West Seattle Blog:
Please note – this was full as of last night – we received it yesterday afternoon, published it immediately, and a couple hours later got a note from SPD that they had filled all spots. Today it is ricocheting around mailing lists again and people who call are getting the message that it’s full – TR