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.
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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