Are You And Your Kids Prepared For A Winter Emergency? #EnergizerCFK #CBias


Living in Maine can be a challenge, especially in the winter months. Our winters can be brutal. Back in 1998 we had a freak ice storm which left everything in a thick coating of ice which caused tree limbs to snap and break taking power lines down with them.

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The devastation was widespread. Nearly half of Maine’s population were without power, some for nearly 2 weeks and some even longer than that. All 16 counties were declared Federal Disaster Areas and sadly there were 6 deaths. It took the state months to recover from that disaster.

I was in my twenties when the ice storm occurred and it was scary for me, I can just about imagine how a young child would feel. When I heard about this months Champions For Kids Simple Service Project which is  Energizer Light Up A Life, I just knew I had to participate!

This months service project is to come up with a Winter Survival kit for Children. I will be including a warm blanket in my kit because it’s so cold here, an Energizer flash light with extra batteries in case of a power outage, band aids, bottled water, granola bars, a stuffed animal and some other things to help a child cope in a scary situation. I will be donating the kit to the Tedford Shelter in Brunswick, Maine, where I am confident that they will get it to a child in need.


Unfortunately due to budget cuts and the bad economy many shelters are in dire need of donations, I encourage my readers to help out and create a Winter Emergency Kit for your local shelter and help a  child cope in a bad situation. You never know when someone might need it!

Check back in a couple of days when I share exactly what I put in the kit, the kit’s delivery and more ways you can help too!


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About Beth

Beth Larrabee is a stay at home mom of 3 wonderful children and is married to her wonderful husband Scot. Beth is an active member in her community and is currently the Vice President of the PTO, President of The Friends of Cumston Library, and proud leader of a Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Troops. In her spare time, Beth enjoys musical theater, singing, gaming, books, spending time at the lake and all things food.

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  1. What a great campaign. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  2. Great idea! I’m looking forward to seeing what you put together.
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  3. This is a wonderful program…thank you for sharing!

  4. That ice storm sounds crazy! I think it’s a wonderful idea to have kids to help kids cope in times like these.
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  5. Very good idea! We have experienced emergency situations with Hurricanes but thankfully for us personally it was simply a lost of power and unfortunately a fridge full of food down the toliet.
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  6. WOW…this is really needed in your area. It’s fabulous that you are giving back and I believe the shelter will be very appreciative! I can’t wait to see your follow up!
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