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“Shop for Your Kit” in Goleta This Week

National Preparedness Month Begins with Emergency Supplies


As part of National Preparedness Month, the City of Goleta is encouraging residents and businesses to “Shop for Your Kit.”

The Goleta Prepare Now! “Shop for Your Kit” campaign encourages shoppers to purchase emergency kit supplies as they do their regular shopping at local grocery, drug, and hardware stores. During the month of September, displays at local stores will feature emergency preparedness information, materials, and emergency backpacks for sale.

Volunteers will also be able to help interested folks put together a kit at the stores sponsoring this program and will hand out reusable grocery store bags with pre-printed information on what should be included in a basic emergency kit.

Volunteers will be helping at the following locations this weekend and next week:

Saturday, September 11

- Kmart 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

- Rite Aid 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

- OSH 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday, September 12

- Home Depot 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Monday, September 13

- Rite Aid 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

- Calle Real Center (near Trader Joe’s) 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 14

- Calle Real Center (near Trader Joe’s) 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 16

- Vons 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday, September 17

- Santa Cruz Market 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

September is National Preparedness Month throughout the United States and Goleta is partnering in this nationwide effort to educate individuals, businesses and communities about the importance of being prepared. The Goleta Partnership for Preparedness (GP4P) is an innovative alliance of the City of Goleta, the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce and the American Red Cross Santa Barbara Chapter.

For more information on how to become prepared, visit their website.

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