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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Emergency Grab and Go Bag Campaign
If you had to leave your home on short notice due to an emergency and weren’t sure how long you would be away, would you know what to take with you?
The Amherst S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) in cooperation with the Amherst Police and Fire Departments, Amherst Council on Aging, the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office and the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office, are in the process of assembling “Grab and Go” bags to be given to Amherst senior citizens for use in just such a situation. After last October’s snow storm, it became apparent that there was a need for more detailed emergency preparedness plans, especially for our senior citizens.
The “Grab and Go Bag” will include items such as toothpaste, toothbrush, pill box, flashlight, bottle of water, first aid kit, and File of Life (which lists emergency information such as medical conditions, medications and emergency contacts). There will also be a list of suggestions for recipients to add to the bag.
If you would be willing to offer a monetary donation for this project, we would be happy to add your name to a list of contributors which will be included on the “Grab and Go Bag.” Although any amount would be greatly appreciated, you may become a Gold Sponsor for $200; a Silver Sponsor for $100; or a Bronze Sponsor for $50. We kindly request your donation by June 30, 2012.
Checks may be made payable to “Amherst S.A.L.T. Council” with a notation “Grab and Go Bag” on the check. Please send to:
Amherst S.A.L.T. Council
Bangs Community Center
70 Boltwood Walk
Amherst, MA 01002
For further information you may contact Officer David Rhoades at 413-259-3000 or via email.
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