Habitat for Humanity Welcomes New Outreach and Advocacy Manager

Habitat for Humanity of Broward has welcomed Maggie Zalamea
as its new Community Outreach and Advocacy Manager.

Habitat for Humanity of Broward has welcomed Maggie Zalamea as its new Community Outreach and Advocacy Manager.

FORT LAUDERDALE (November 7, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward has welcomed Maggie Zalamea as its new Community Outreach and Advocacy Manager.

Zalamea is a dynamic, results-oriented, passionate leader with over 15 years of experience in non-profit and government administration and has dedicated her career to helping those in need to achieve their highest potential.

She will spearhead Habitat Broward’s advocacy efforts by engaging civic leaders, elected officials, business community partners, faith-based and non-profit organizations in ensuring that working families in Broward can achieve the dream of homeownership.

“As we continue to grow and build our A-team, I am ecstatic to welcome Maggie to our team of dedicated professionals working to helping families achieve the ‘American Dream’ of homeownership,” said Justine Morgan, Habitat Broward Vice President, Capital and Community Relations.

Prior to Habitat Broward, Zalamea served in leadership positions in the states of Minnesota and Florida, specializing in government and legislative affairs; public policy and advocacy; and community relations, outreach, education; and engagement. Other previous roles include Director of Government Relations for the School Board of Broward County; Director of Public Policy and Community Coalitions for the Broward Teachers Union; Director of Operations for Hispanic Unity of Florida; Director of the Minnesota Latino Affairs Council; and Minnesota Assistant Attorney General.

Zalamea received her Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, reading, photography, biking, and dogs.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.
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Norway Photo Workshop – Winter in The Lofoten Islands

Norway Photo Workshop – Winter in The Lofoten Islands with Colby Brown

Only 2 spots left!

Come join Colby Brown on this Norway Photo Workshop Adventure that you will never forget! We will explore one of the most amazing winter photography locations on the planet, Norway’s own Lofoten Islands. Located above the arctic circle, these islands are home to some of the most spectacular seascapes in Europe. Additionally, because of its latitude, you have a greater chance to see the Northern Lights here than most places on the planet. During our 7 day adventure, we will split our focus between the famous town of Reine and the mountainous beaches of Leknes. This will put your right at the heart of some of the most incredible photographic location in the world!

Trip Dates: February 18th – 25th, 2023
Group Size: 10
Difficulty Level: Easy/Moderate

Our photo adventure in the Lofoten Islands will base just outside the town of Leknes for the duration of our workshop. There are multiple daily flights from Oslo to the Leknes Airport (LKN), giving you plenty of options to choose from when it comes to getting to this incredible part of the world. We will be staying in a series of fully renovated Rorbuer cabins that come equipped with not only private bathrooms in each room (with heated floors), but a living room area and full kitchen. It is here that we will make our own meals each night, allowing all participants to not only choose what they wish to eat, but save a little money in the process (eating out in Norway is VERY expensive).

  • Chasing the northern lights at night
  • Exploring a series of incredible fjords, beaches, inlets, lakes and mountain scenes
  • We will spend time photographing a number of the gorgeous red and yellow cabins that line the fjords
  • The Lofoten Islands are a photographers paradise
  • One of my favorite places to photograph in the winter.

To learn more about this fabulous workshop adventure to Norway, please visit:
https://www.colbybrownphotography.com/photography-workshops/norway-winter-photo-workshop/

Order your 2023 Photo Calendar!

My 2023 Photo Calendar is ready for preorder.
My 2023 Photo Calendar is ready for preorder.

I have sent my order to the printing company. and should be ready in a week or two. I am using a Florida based printing company that has recovered from hurricane Ian.

The calendars will feature:

  • 100# glossy paper
  • 12″ x 9″ in size
  • wire bound
  • UV coated

I think I selected some terrific images for the 2023 calendar. If you need more than 5 calendars, please contact me and let me know how many you need.

Order your calendar today!
To order online – visit: https://www.leesmithphotos.com/calendar/

I am accepting Checks, Zelle and Credit Cards, let me know if you have any questions

This is a great way to support my work and help me at the same time.
Thank you!

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Smitty’s Holdings, Inc.
Contact page: https://www.leesmithphotos.com/contact-us/

Grab a copy of Mark Potter’s New Book

My friend Mark Potter, finally got his book published!
It’s a beautiful heart felt story to read and the photos are just beautiful!

Mark Potter - A Photographic Journey of Comfort, Healing, and Inspiration

The following text is from Amazon along with the link to order:

Sunrise: A Photographic Journey of Comfort, Healing, and Inspiration Hardcover
Author: Mark Potter,  208 pages

“The heartrending story behind Mark Potter’s marvelous photographs gives them a healing and hope-filled force. This book is more than a memorial to his remarkable wife; it lights a path forward for everyone who has experienced the darkest weight of grief and it reminds us to cherish every sunrise.” ––Carl Hiaasen

“With a moonless sky this early morning, it is eerily dark out here, and I can feel the weight of the hot and humid South Florida air. As I head toward the sound of the rolling ocean surf ahead of me, the soft beach sand shifts beneath my feet, making it hard for me to walk while balancing my two cameras and a heavy tripod. Even though I go out like this virtually every morning, it never gets old, and once again I am starting to get excited. I can even feel my breathing increase as I approach the shoreline. These are all welcome signs that I’m fully alive right now and am engaged in what I call “magic time.” It’s that ungodly hour of the day when most normal people are still safely at home, asleep in their comfortable beds––blissfully unaware that they are on the verge of missing out on one of the best lightshows on all of planet earth: The tropical sunrise!” ––Mark Potter

It is the unvarnished truth that all of Mark Potter’s bright and colorful sunrise photographs began from tragedy and grief, and were taken in memory of his wife who died from cancer. But as miracles sometimes have it, the images turned out to be the exact opposite of the way they began. They are upbeat and exciting, but also comforting and calming while capturing the natural world of Florida as it awakens to each new day with not only sunrises, but also seascapes, wildlife, marine life, flora, and fauna.

About the Author
Mark Potter is a 41-year veteran of television news and was an on-air correspondent for ABC News, CNN and NBC News. During his career, he traveled extensively and won national awards for his investigative reporting of narcotics trafficking, migrant smuggling and civil rights. Potter now devotes his retirement to photographing the Florida outdoors, turning his cameras toward beautiful sunrises, landscapes, wildlife and sunsets. He is a longtime resident of South Florida.

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Bank of America Donates to Habitat for Humanity of Broward

Bank of America Donates $50,000 and New Office Space Headquarters
to Community Partner, Habitat for Humanity of Broward

Bank of America Fort Lauderdale President Center with Bank of America employee volunteers present donation check to Nancy Robin Habitat for Humanity of Broward CEO and Executive Director right with Ashley Coop.jpg

FORT LAUDERDALE (November 2, 2022) – Bank of America recently presented a donation check of $50,000 and committed to providing office space for Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s new headquarters in support of the non-profit’s mission.

The new office space located on the 2nd floor of the Fort Lauderdale Bank of America branch at 888 NW 62nd Street allows Habitat Broward to conduct its homeownership classes onsite for the first time in its history.
“We are grateful for the overwhelming support from our partners at Bank of America,” said Nancy Robin, Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s CEO and Executive Director. “This new office space affords us the opportunity to host homeownership classes at this central location for the first time in history, and the funds donated helped five families to get closer to their dream of homeownership.”

After the check presentation, Bank of America Fort Lauderdale President, Lori Chevy and employee volunteers rolled up their sleeves to work with Habitat Broward at “A Rick Case Habitat Community” in Pompano Beach. They worked side-by-side with future habitat homeowners to help complete five new homes in what is the largest affordable single-family home development in Broward’s history.

Construction of homes was made possible in part by the $50,000 grant from Bank of America and stems from a shared vision that providing access to affordable housing advances economic mobility and enriches the community.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.
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Order your 2023 Photo Calendar Today!

My 2023 Photo Calendar is ready for preorder.
My 2023 Photo Calendar is ready for preorder.

I have sent my order to the printing company. and should be ready in a week or two. I am using a Florida based printing company that has recovered from hurricane Ian.

The calendars will feature:

  • 100# glossy paper
  • 12″ x 9″ in size
  • wire bound
  • UV coated

I think I selected some terrific images for the 2023 calendar. If you need more than 5 calendars, please contact me and let me know how many you need.

Order your calendar today!
To order online – visit: https://www.leesmithphotos.com/calendar/

I am accepting Checks, Zelle and Credit Cards, let me know if you have any questions

This is a great way to support my work and help me at the same time.
Thank you!

Lee Smith, Photographer
Smitty’s Holdings, Inc.
Contact page: https://www.leesmithphotos.com/contact-us/

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Habitat for Humanity of Broward Appoints New Philanthropic Leader

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (September 20, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward has named Glenn Jenkins as its new Major Gifts Officer.

Habitat for Humanity of Broward Appoints New Philanthropic LeaderJenkins brings to Habitat Broward a long history of nonprofit leadership and relationship building focused on matching the passion and intent of donors with the charitable expression of their values.

“We are entering an exciting new era of growth and I am delighted to welcome Glenn to a team dedicated to helping families achieve the ‘American Dream’ of homeownership,” said Nancy Robin, Habitat Broward CEO & Executive Director. “Glenn has a proven track record of forging long-term partnerships with donors that change lives thanks to his integrity and entrepreneurial spirit.”

Prior to Habitat Broward, Jenkins sat on the Board of Directors of Embrace Kids Foundation from 1997 to 2001. In August 2001 he transitioned from a volunteer role to that of the Acting Executive Director. He was appointed the Executive Director of the charity in August 2003 and held that position through December 2021. Throughout his tenure, Embrace Kids Foundation’s program funding increased five-fold and annual income increased by 10 percent (on average) every year from 2001 to 2017. He was the driving force behind the Embrace Kids Endowed Chair at Rutgers Cancer Institute, which became a permanent endowment in 2018.

Additionally, Jenkins held an important leadership and fundraising role in the formation of the Pediatric Palliative Care (PACCT) Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, which provide quality end-of-life care to children in their family homes.

Jenkins graduated from Rutgers University in 1995 with a degree in economics and minor in accounting. He then received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Miami. He participated in a nationally recognized Leadership & Development Program at the University of Miami and received his graduate degree in 1997. In 2011, he completed a master’s degree in global management from Thunderbird, School of Global Management.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.
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Habitat for Humanity of Broward Appoints New Board Members

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (September 21, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward has appointed four new board members – Timothy Bryant, Robyn Hankerson-Printemps, Kelley Jackson, and Maria Menendez.

Habitat for Humanity of Broward Appoints New Board Members

“We are delighted to have Timothy, Robyn, Kelley and Maria join the board,” said Nancy Robin, Habitat Broward CEO & Executive Director. “They bring a diverse set of expertise to the already tremendously strong board, at a time where Habitat Broward is doing more than ever before to address Broward’s affordable workforce housing crisis”.

Bryant as Director of External Affairs for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has proven experience leveraging his unique combination of interpersonal skills and technical knowledge to deliver results in the electric utility sector. His extensive background working with elected officials and their staffs in the development of critical transmission and renewable energy projects, including utility-scale solar generating facilities across Florida. Additionally, he is a former commissioned officer in the U.S. Army National Guard, having served over 12 years in Kansas and North Carolina. He is currently licensed to practice engineering in the states of Alabama, Florida and Kansas and is a certified Six-Sigma Green Belt. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and is a graduate of Baker University’s MBA program. He currently serves as a community stakeholder on several boards.

Hankerson-Printemps is a strategic communications professional with 15 years of experience in public relations, marketing, event planning, social media, media buying, community outreach, sponsor/partner development and fundraising. She is currently the Community Relations Manager at Publix Super Markets where she is leading community giving, strategic partnerships and philanthropic initiatives throughout the southeast coast of Florida from Monroe to Brevard Counties. She is also a part time adjunct professor at the University of Florida.

Jackson is a devoted volunteer with significant track record of success with organizations and is currently a Scientific Studies Manager at UnitedHealth Group; She leads the Clinical Quality Management Studies team of analysts and data technicians for continuous quality improvement within Veteran Affairs Community Care Network. She is an engaged, innovative nursing leader with experience spanning corporate health and wellness, patient education and outreach, clinical operations, direct patient care, and research. She received both her Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master of Science in advanced practice nursing from Michigan State University and Doctor of Philosophy in nursing science from Florida Atlantic University.

Menendez has served as chief financial officer of GL Homes of Florida Holding Corporation and GL Financial Services since 2002. She is also the chief financial officer of GL Commercial Holdings Corporation, which owns and operates twelve commercial centers throughout South Florida. GL Homes and subsidiaries is the nation’s 30th largest builder based on revenue and the nation’s 13th largest private homebuilder. She was recognized by Builder Magazine as one of “Home Building’s Most Powerful Women” and by Travel Agent Magazine as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Travel.” She received both her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in international business and her Bachelor of Science in accounting from Florida Atlantic University.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

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Dolomites Photography Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown

Sunrise at Passo Giau Near Cortina, Italy - Dolomites Photography Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown
Sunrise at Passo Giau Near Cortina, Italy

The Dolomites are home to some of the most breathtaking mountain views in the world, let alone in Europe. Our team will work hard to get you to the best spots to capture the best light at the right time. Each day we will not only focus our attention on finding the most dramatic sunrise and sunset locations but also offer optional night/Astro excursions when the weather permits. This workshop begins close to the first day of a new moon, so if the skies open up, the photographic opportunities will be endless! For a landscape photographer, the Dolomites  are like a beautiful paradise waiting to be explored!

Dolomites Photography Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown

  • Trip Dates – October 16th – 23rd, 2022
  • Tuition Costs – $4250
  • Group Size – 8 people
  • Difficulty Level – Easy to Moderate (Hikes)
Seiser Alm Sunrise - Dolomites Photography Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown
Seiser Alm Sunrise – Dolomites

There are a number of locations we have on our list that we hope to show you. This workshop includes:

  • Tre Cime Lavaredo
  • Lago di Karessa
  • Lago di Braines
  • Cinque Torri
  • St Magdalena
  • Giau Pass
  • Lago di Antorno
  • Lago di misurina
  • Laghetto Baita
  • Segantini
  • Antholzer See
  • Chiesetta di San Giovanni in Ranui
  • Pordoi Pass
  • and more!

For more details about this photography workshop, please visit:  The Dolomites Photography Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown

Lado di Limides Epic Sunset - Dolomites Photography Workshop
Lado di Limides Epic Sunset – Dolomites Photography Workshop

About Colby Brown
Colby is a photographer, photo educator and author based out of Eastern Pennsylvania. Specializing in landscape, travel and wildlife photography, his body of work spans the four corners of the globe and covers all 7 continents.
Visit this link to find out more about Colby Brown:  https://www.colbybrownphotography.com/about-colby-brown/

 

Eco Simplista – Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Company

Eco Simplista - Eco-Friendly Home Improvement CompanyEco-Friendly Home Improvement Company

At Eco Simplista, we are dedicated to providing our community with non-toxic solutions to improve your health, update and enhance your home, and better our world. We are an eco-friendly home improvement company that offers the best environmentally friendly paints, green non-toxic countertops, eco flooring, decorative concrete and wide range of green products & cleaning supplies designed to protect your home from harmful toxic pollutants.

EcoSimplista works closely with Alternative Constructors, whom manufactures concrete countertops using a new school method called GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete). Alternative Constructors concrete countertops are 100% custom, made-to-order countertops. There are 32 standard colors to choose from

An overview of our environmentally safe products:

Caulk, Sealants, & Adhesives Caulk, Sealants, & Adhesives from Eco Simplista

 

Barnwood Doors – Barn Doors, Hardware, Handles Barn Doors, Hardware, Handles from Eco Simplista

 

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Flooring – Bamboo, Cork, Hardwood, Marmoleum, Vinyl Flooring Products - Aggregates, Bag mixes, Colors / Stains / Dyes, Efflorescence, Epoxy Systems, Equipment, Sealers, Stamps, Surface Prep, Non-Skid, Polished Concrete Systems from Eco Simplista in South Florida

 

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Exterior Paints, Interior Paints, Primers, Equipment, Floor Paints from Eco Simplista in South Florida Painting Supplies - Exterior Paints, Interior Paints, Primers, Equipment, Floor Paints from Eco Simplista in South Florida

 

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Brick, Carpet, Decks and Driveways, Epoxy, Furniture, Gym Floors and Auditorium Heating and Air Conditioning Ducts, Masonry and Concrete, Panels, Plaster, Roofs Rubber Sealants, Tile & Grouts, Vinyl, Wood Cabinetry and Doors, Wood Floors, Wood Railings

Non-Toxic Sealers - Brick, Carpet, Decks and Driveways, Epoxy, Furniture, Gym Floors and Auditorium, Heating and Air Conditioning Ducts, Masonry and Concrete, Panels, Plaster, Roofs, Rubber Sealants, Tile & Grouts, Vinyl, Wood Cabinetry and Doors, Wood Floors, Wood Railings from Eco Simplista


Contact us today to find out how we can help you with our Eco Friendly Products!

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217 SW 33rd Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954) 565-5900
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Hurricane Preparation Info

Hurricane Information & Suggested Supplies:

After a disaster, local officials and relief workers will be on the scene, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it may take days. It is best to prepare for the event of a hurricane and be as self sufficient as you are able. One way to prepare is by assembling a Disaster Supplies Kit. Once disaster hits, you won’t have time to shop or search for supplies. But if you’ve gathered supplies in advance, your family can endure an evacuation or home confinement.

To Prepare Your Kit

You may need your supplies if your family is confined at home. Place the supplies you’d most likely need for an evacuation in an easy-to-carry container. There are six basics you should stock for your home: water, food, first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and emergency supplies and special items. Keep the items that you would most likely need during an evacuation in an easy-to carry container. Possible containers include:
  • a large, covered trash container
  • Camping backpack
  • Duffle bag
  • Plastic 40 gallon containers from Target or Walmart

Water

Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as milk cartons or glass bottles. A normally active person needs to drink at least two – four quarts of water each day. Hot environments and intense physical activity can double that amount. Children, nursing mothers and ill people will need more. Store one gallon of water per person. Keep at least a three-day supply of per day (two quarts for drinking, two quarts of water for each person in your household for food preparation/sanitation.)
 

First-Aid Kit

Assemble a first-aid kit for your home and one for each car. A first-aid kit should include:
  • Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
  • Assorted sizes of safety pins
  • Cleansing agent/soap
  • Latex gloves (2 pair)
  • Sunscreen
  • 2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
  • 4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
  • Triangular bandages (3)
  • Non-prescription drugs
  • 2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
  • 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Needle
  • Moistened towelettes
  • Antiseptic
  • Thermometer
  • Tongue blades (2)
  • Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Aspirin or nonaspirin pain reliever
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Antacid (for stomach upset)
  • Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
  • Laxative
  • Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)

Tools and Supplies

  • Mess kits, or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
  • Emergency preparedness manual
  • Battery operated radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Non-electric can opener, utility knife
  • Fire extinguisher: small canister A-B-C type
  • One basic set of tools
  • Pliers
  • Tape
  • Hammer
  • Cordless drill
  • Compass
  • (4) – 4×8 3/4″ – Sheets of Plywood
  • (4) – 10’×20′ Tarps
  • (200) 10# & Roofing Nails
  • (4) Work Gloves
  • Roll of Visqueen – Plastic roll
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Signal flare
  • Paper, pencil
  • Needles, thread
  • Medicine dropper
  • Shut-off wrench, to turn off household gas and water
  • Whistle
  • Map of the area (for locating shelters)
  • Brooms and Mops
  • Caulk and Caulk gun
  • Cleaning supplies and disinfectant
  • Chain saw with fuel, Hand saw, shears
  • Plastic trash bags
  • 100ft of Rope
  • Pails and buckets

Sanitation

  • Toilet paper, towelettes
  • Soap, liquid detergent
  • Feminine supplies
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Plastic garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation uses)
  • Plastic bucket with tight lid
  • Disinfectant
  • Household chlorine bleach

Clothing and Bedding

  • At least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person.
  • Sturdy shoes or work boots
  • Rain gear
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Bath towels
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sunglasses

Special Disaster Readiness Items

Remember family members with special needs, such as infants and elderly or disabled persons
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  • Formula
  • Diapers
  • Bottles
  • Powdered milk
  • Medications
  • Heart and high blood pressure medication
  • Insulin
  • Prescription drugs
  • Denture needs
  • Contact lenses and supplies
  • Extra eye glasses
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Playing Cards
  • Puzzles
  • Crosswords Puzzles
  • Audio Books
Important Family Documents Keep these records in a waterproof, portable container:
  1. Wills
  2. insurance policies
  3. Contracts
  4. Deeds
  5. Stocks and bonds
  6. Bank account numbers
  7. Credit card account numbers and companies
  8. Passports
  9. Social security cards
  10. Immunization records
  11. Inventory of valuable household goods
  12. Important telephone numbers
  13. Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)
  14. Copies of Utility Bills – Electric, Water, Cable, Phone and Cellphone

Storing Your Disaster Kit

Store your kit in a convenient place known to all family members. Keep a smaller version of the Disaster Supplies Kit in the trunk of your car. Keep items in air tight plastic bags. Change your stored water supply every six months so it stays fresh. Replace your stored food every six months. Re-think your kit and family needs at least once a year. Replace batteries, update clothes, etc. Ask your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription medications.

Other thoughts:

  • Keep Cash or traveler’s checks, change
  • Gather supplies early
  • Store loose outdoor items
  • Anchor small sheds
  • Trim dead branches from trees and shrubs
  • Put chorine in pool; protect filter & motor
  • Shutter or board up windows
  • Fill gas tank of cars
  • Fill Gas Containers for Generators – add fuel extenders
  • Park cars in safe place
  • Remove valuables (furniture and rugs) from floor of house
  • Move furniture away from window; cover with plastic
  • Keep tuned to radio or television for the latest information
  • Design your plan to keep your family self-sufficient for four days until relief operations are effective.
  • Mark each item with date of purchase.
  • Buy new food each year one month before hurricane season starts (June 1st) and use it after Hurricane Season ends (November 1st) for regular meals.
 

Sample Emergency list:

Food

Store at least a four-day supply of non-perishable food. Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking and little or no water. If you must heat food, pack a can of sterno. Select food items that are compact and lightweight. Include a selection of the following foods in your Disaster Supplies Kit: Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables. Adjust the amount for the number of family members – I am assuming a family of 4.
DRY FOODCANNED GOODS
1 box – Saltine Crackers 5 lb bag – Rice 1 box – Granola Bars 1 box – Potato Sticks 1 box – Instant Oatmeal 2 jars – Peanut Butter 1 bag – M&M’s 1 bag – Almonds 2 bags – Pre-sweetened Kool-aid 2 boxes – Macaroni & Cheese 2 boxes – Cup-a-soup 1 box – Raisins 2 boxes – Jello 1 jar – Instant Coffee 1 box – Tea 1 box – Sugar 1 jar – Creamer4 cans – Pork & Beans or Vegetarian beans 4 cans – White potatoes 4 cans – Corn 4 cans – Green beans 4 cans – Soup – Chicken Noodle 4 cans – Spaghetti & meatballs 4 cans – Ravioli 4 cans – Spam 8 cans – Tuna fish 2 cans – Chili 2 cans – Beef Stew 4 can – Pears 4 can – Fruit cocktail 1 can – Pineapple 1 can – Peaches 1 6 pack -Applesauce
WATER – Key – 1 gallon per person per day (4) gallons per day 28 gallons per week per person or 112 quarts per week per week
STAPLESCAMPING SUPPLIES
1 – Battery Alarm clock 1 – Can opener 50 each – Paper Plates 50 each – Hot Cups 50 each – Plastic spoons & forks 1 box – Aluminum Foil 2 bars – Soap 1 – tube of tooth paste 4 – tooth brushes 1 bottle – Shampoo 4 rolls – Toilet paper 4 rolls – Paper towels 1 roll – Masking tape 1 roll -Duct tape 6 Boxes -Matches or (2-3) butane lighters 16 – D Batteries 16 – C Batteries 32 – AA Batteries 2 – Flashlights 1 – Portable Radio 1 – bottle Clorox Bleach 1 – Medicine Dropper 1 – First Aid Kit 1 – Box Sanitary Napkins 1 – Envelope with $200.00 in $10, $1 & $5’s 1 – container Pet food – if you have a pet4 – Sleeping Bags 4 – Blankets, Pillows 4 – Camping mattress 1 – Mosquito Repellent 1 – Bottle os SPF 50 Sunscreen 1 – Mosquito Netting 1 – Lantern – for Outdoor Use 1 – gallon Lantern Fuel- for Outdoor Use 1 – Camp Stove (If you don’t have one, get a small Sterno stove) or gas BBQ 2 – filled propane gas tanks for BBQ 1 – set of cooking utensils for BBQ 1 – Cooking Kit – pots, pans, kettle, large spoon ———————————————– CLOTHING (4) sets – 2 changes of Clothing per day (4) Hats – for sun protections (4) Toilet Kits (4) Towels (4) Sturdy Footwear