In September, (National Disaster Preparedness Month) we held a contest with the winner getting a free GO|STAY|KIT and a free emergency preparedness calendar. All you had to do was send us a photo of your 72-hour emergency preparedness Kit. Well, here it is. This is Gregg Swanson the executive director of Humaninet with a photo of his 72-hour Kit. Thank you very much Gregg, and keep up the good work. (Iridium satphone and solar blanket with its soft case.)
HumaniNet was founded in 2002 by a group of volunteers who recognized the need for technological assistance to humanitarian organizations. Since then, HumaniNet has grown to become a cooperative network of over 100 field organizations, and several supporting technology businesses. A group of volunteer experts also help with research and analysis. They find best practices, and share results in the growing fields of global information and communication technology. (to the right, in this photo is Gregg’s “under the bed” tray.) Gregg, you are very well prepared, your GO|STAY|KIT & calendar are on the way.
From all of us at the Go|Stay|Kit, we wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! And a very special holiday wish for those in emergency shelters. We’re thinking of you.
Pet First Aid Video, just when you think you have learned everything, you learn how to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a German Shepard. That topic and other pet related first aid issues were discussed at a recent Pet First Aid class in Portland, Ore. Hosted by Jo Becker, Volunteer Technical Animal Rescuer.
The class was taught by Wayne Winter, a retired firefighter and pet first aid expert. He dealt with a wide variety of topics, from what to do if your cat has sustained a life threatening injury, to how to treat a dog that has been run over by a car, and everything (and we mean everything) in between. This comprehensive class was part of a 3-part lecture series on animals and emergency preparedness, created by Jo Becker.
More photos from the Lane County Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association meeting in Eugene Oregon on Nov. 14th. Yes, they had pie. Members of the GO|STAY|KIT staff were invited to be guest speakers at the gathering.