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Grab Your Kit, Walk to School - S.A.F.E. Neighborhood 96 Hour Kit Fair

 

Disasters always seem to strike anywhere else but here: hurricanes in Puerto Rico and Texas, an earthquake in the Middle East, fires and mudslides in California. We count ourselves lucky when we hear of these incidents, but let’s do more than that. Let’s be reminded that disasters can strike anywhere and if one strikes Utah, such as a major earthquake, our own individual preparedness can mean the difference between life and death. Perhaps you have heard of the SAFE Neighborhoods program that utilizes Salt Lake County’s public elementary schools as temporary shelters, reunification hubs, and public information centers in the event of a disaster. The slogan of the SAFE Neighborhoods program is “Grab Your Kit, Walk to School” and the “kit” is YOUR collection of critical supplies (including water!) that will allow you, your family, and your pets to survive for 96 hours until more extensive aid can reach Utah. To learn more about the SAFE Neighborhoods program, including how to prepare a 96-hour kit, visit www.safeutah.org or www.facebook.com/besafeutah.

 

 If you need more hands-on help with your kit, please join us at the 96-Hour Kit Fair scheduled for Saturday April 21 at Wasatch Elementary School. Stop by anytime between 10 AM and 1 PM to receive advice on kit contents and storage, to meet vendors who sell kit components, and for a fun time with your neighbors as they too get started on their kits. For more information about the 96-Hour Kit Fair, contact Desirée Buck at desiree.buck@gmail.com / 801.815.7683 or Lee Lesburg at leelesburg@gmail.com / 407.497.4901. Sponsored by the SLC School District, the Greater Avenues Community Council, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake Regional Hospital and local wards of the LDS church.

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