Last week I attended a blogger talk given by California Volunteers, the lead oversight agency for the California Citizen Corps Program, which was created post 9/11 to coordinate volunteer activities to make our communities safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to any emergency. They talked to us about ways we could prepare ourselves and our families for a disaster.
We took away some useful information, practical tips -- and two disaster kits for our car and home. The kits are filled with supplies such as water, flashlights and other things that can help you in a disaster. It's kind of a weird thing to feature on a review blog, because I hope I never ever have to use it. But I can say without a doubt that a disaster kit is something you want to have.
California Volunteers has given me 12 disaster kits like the one above (see the contents of each kit on my Finding Bonggamom disaster kit post) to give out to 12 readers. To enter, simply leave a comment here and tell me one thing your family needs to do to prepare for a disaster.
For extra entries, you can either or both of the following, (you can only do each entra entry once; please leave a separate comment for each extra entry):
1) Head over to my disaster kit post on Finding Bonggamom and leave a comment there, telling me which of the things in the disaster kit you think would be most useful to you.
2) Tweet this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your tweet). Here is a sample tweet you can copy and paste:
Win a Disaster Survival Kit from @bonggafinds and @calvolunteers -- 12 winners! Ends 11/30 http://tinyurl.com/yavvmxt
Maximum of three entries per person. Maximum of one prize per person. This giveaway ends at midnight PST on November 30, 2009; I will draw 12 winners at random and post their names on the comments section as soon as the winners confirm prize acceptance. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck and stay prepared!
I received a free lunch and sample disaster kit courtesy of California Volunteers. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.