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I am very pleased to report that thanks to Miss Paula’s wonderful donations our San Pedro Branch office is ready for action. Yesterday Gigi, Paula and I met up and sorted through all the things Paula was donating to our worthy cause and then we took them over to the office. I did a quick set up so she could see what her stuff would look like and knew I would be going Nate show on the room later  in prep for today’s first volunteer & member sign up. I am so glad Mary and David are joining me from 10am – 1pm to help man the office.

One my tasks this morning before heading to town was to make a Red Cross first aid kit for our  San Pedro Branch. I was inspired by the one Paula gave me yesterday that I totally fell in love with, it was also a good reminder that I need to check all of ours and do some restocking. Even though it is a gorgeous warm sunny day  Hurricane season is just around the corner and the recent rain is a good incentive to start preparations sooner than later.

I must confess it was not until I moved to Belize that I started a first aid kit collection. What got me started was thinking in terms of emergency preparedness kit when hurricane Dean was coming and finding a good way to recycle the plastic packaging our sheets came in. You can see my homemade Hurricane season kit  and my emergency light collection in Hurricane Season Belize – time to prepare post from May 2009.

Two related posts to check are:

Hurricane Planning tips  featuring Dianne Campbell’s updated list for hurricane tips and planning.
Tropical Storm Matthew featuring  Cindy’s hurricane prep to do list.

Any good recommends for unusual but useful first aid kit additions?

I just got an email  that the new Minister of NEMO is Hon: Godwin Hulse, anyone happen to have contact info for him? Also looking to connect with any trained lifeguards on the island.

making a first aid kit

Basic first aid kit

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Coffee maker & water dispenser donated by Paula

san pedro branch belize red cross

Paula's table and the chairs I raided from our yard

san pedro branch red cross belize

We watched a woman make this peace sign on the beach yesterday

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