Test Your Knowledge With Ready Georgia Facebook Contest
Think you know some of the common supplies needed to survive a disaster? If so, put your Ready kit knowledge – and, perhaps, eyesight – to the test and participate in the “What’s in the Kit?” Facebook contest.
Organized by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security’s Ready Georgia campaign, the month-long contest starts today and challenges participants to identify close-up images of Ready kit items. A different photo will be posted each Wednesday – and those providing the correct responses will be in the running for a weekly prize pack valued at nearly $200.
The Facebook contest is one of many initiatives under way to promote National Preparedness Month and motivate people to prepare their homes, workplaces and communities for emergencies of all kinds. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready America campaign, National Preparedness Month was founded after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to increase awareness and spur action for emergency preparedness nationwide.
The contest entry period begins today and ends on Oct. 2, 2012. To enter, visit Ready Georgia’s Facebook page, click on the “Ready GA Contest” tab and give your best answer! Four different winners will be chosen via a random drawing each Wednesday, starting Sept. 12 and ending on Oct. 3. Entries received by midnight on Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 will be eligible for the prize drawing.
- A Ready kit provided by The Home Depot, with emergency supplies such as a flashlight, batteries, water, a map, first aid kit, whistle, dust mask, survival blanket and more
- A set of Motorola Talkabout MR350R Two-Way Radios. Key features include: Seven NOAA weather channels, emergency alert button, built-in flashlight, up to a 35-mile range, hands-free operation, water resistant, Push to Talk Power Boost, mini USB charging port for flexible charging on the go, vibrating ring and 22 channels. These radios are ideal for:
- Emergency preparedness kits (radios help you stay connected during power outages
- Severe weather (two-way radios keep you up-to-date on weather alerts on the go without having to stay glued to your TV/desktop weather radio)
- Outdoor survival gear (two-way radios are ideal for outdoor adventures, i.e. hiking, camping, paddling, as they operate where cell phones don't and are important for safety and to keep up-to-date on changing weather conditions
- A bag of coffee and a t-shirt from THRIVE Farmers
- Two membership passes to Georgia State Parks (Week 1 only)
- A $25 Cinnabon gift certificate (Week 3 only)
About Ready Georgia
Ready Georgia is a statewide campaign designed to educate and empower Georgians to prepare for and respond to natural disasters, pandemic outbreaks, potential terrorist attacks and other large-scale emergencies. The campaign is a project of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA) and provides a local dimension to Ready America, a broader national campaign. Ready Georgia aims to prepare citizens for maintaining self-sufficiency for at least 72 hours following an emergency, and uses an interactive website, free mobile app, broadcast and print advertising and public awareness media messaging to reach its audiences. Ready Georgia is also on Facebook and YouTube.