West Seattle scene: About that big line outside Target…

September 29, 2011 at 12:16 pm | In Preparedness, West Seattle news | 6 Comments

The big line outside West Seattle’s Target store this morning was the result of an invitation sent out three weeks ago (here’s our version) – in honor of National Preparedness Month, Seattle Police and Target were teaming up to offer 100 families $100 each to put together their disaster kits.

All 100 slots filled up fast – and this morning, the people who got in on the offer got to go shop! Among them was the WSB’er who provided these photos. She adds: “I try to keep several days’ worth of food and water on hand for emergencies, and we have sleeping bags, but but there is no way I would have bought lantern/lamps and spare batteries without this program. Thank you, Target!” – and SPD, which explained the program in this SPD Blotter update published yesterday.

P.S. You’re not prepared till you know where your nearest Emergency Communications Hub is – find out (and access tons of other great info) via West Seattle Be Prepared. (We covered their special presentation about “pet preparedness” last night, and the story will be up soon.)

6 Comments

  1. That is a really great thing to do to help out people get prepared who can’t afford it. Nice work Target!

    Comment by Steph in WS — 12:20 pm September 29, 2011 #

  2. GJ Target.

    Comment by kg — 1:04 pm September 29, 2011 #

  3. I tried to sign up for this but was too late. Today I just happened to go into Target to get a couple of things and saw some employees handing out goodie bags. I mentioned how cool it was and I was sorry I had missed the opportunity. They kindly gave me a goody bag and I continued on my way. A few minutes later one of the staff and some of the organizers from the event came over to me and let me be a part of it! I was so amazed and grateful!!! My goal this weekend is to get all our kits finished up and our family plan finished too. Thank you!

    Comment by AJP — 1:50 pm September 29, 2011 #

  4. As a single mom who works 10 hour days it’d be a really great program, but really sucks that they only held it during the workday and the registration was announced in the morning and by the time I tried to sign up that night it was already full.

    Comment by Argiles — 5:59 pm September 29, 2011 #

  5. I am so very grateful for SPD, SNAP, and Target! We could not have purchased this stuff without them. I learned a ton today, and now a few purchases a month will help complete our kit. I feel confident and prepared. AMAZING JOB!! and THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

    Comment by BS — 6:43 pm September 29, 2011 #

  6. The way things have been going for the last decade. I never even have enough money to get very basic groceries to last through the month. Let alone EXTRA food and water just to set aside for an emegency. So thats what I did with most of my alotted funds. I was also able to get extra dog and cat food, and suppliment my first aid supplies. I’m greatfull for the opportunity to boost my prepardess. Thank you so much Target.

    Comment by sophista-tiki — 6:34 am September 30, 2011 #

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