Spring Cleaning with Red Cross: Survival Kit Edition
If you plan to welcome the new season with spring cleaning or other related tasks, consider adding a survival kit to your list of things to do. The American Red Cross has tips to follow to ensure your kit is equipped. Whether it’s refreshing an existing kit or building a whole new kit with items from around the home, now is the perfect time to create space in your basement, car or other storage area for a potentially life-saving resource.
Start with this list of what to include:
Consider all possible situations and the needs of all family members. Remember special medical supplies, baby or pet supplies, and items based on the types of disasters common to your area such as tools and supplies for securing your home. If you think things such as gummy worms and your remote control should be included, check out this video on what not to include in your disaster safety kit.
For more preparedness lists and resources, explore the Plan and Prepare section on the Red Cross website.
For more in the series, read about spring cleaning your schedule and skills.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.