March 9 -- If you’re prepared for disaster, you
could be ready for your close up and 15 minutes of fame, at least
As part of the City’s annual disaster preparedness campaign,
City TV’s “I’ve Got 7” Contest is looking
for two families or households and a business who are willing to
share their preparations for disaster planning.
Those chosen will be showcased in an upcoming series of short pieces
to air on City TV's news show "Santa Monica Update" carried
locally on Time-Warner Cable, Channel 16.
"The three best preparedness stories will be chosen, and the
participants will appear on City TV during the month of May where
we'll show and tell what they've done," said Robin Gee, City
TV's general manager.
“This a great chance for a family or business to show off
the seven days worth of necessities that are needed to ensure survival
after a major cataclysm and a good way to set an example for others
to be prepared,” Gee said.
Winners will also be treated to free dinners at Santa Monica's
Spitfire Grill, Gee said.
Those interested in presenting their "I'm ready for anything"
preparedness story can send a letter or e-mail to describe what
they and their family or business has done to be ready when a disaster,
such as an earthquake, strikes.
Contest entrants should briefly describe what's in their preparedness
kit, why items were selected and what motivated them to "Get
7" and be prepared. Entrants should include their name, address,
phone number and e-mail address.
The American Red Cross urges households and businesses to stock
up on seven-days- worth of emergency supplies, including food, water
and medicine, as well as supplies for pets and personal needs.
Those supplies would last through a disaster when it might take
five or six days or longer for aid to get there. Such a widespread
disaster could include a major earthquake, terrorist attack or other
event that would restrict access to the city or region for an extended
period of time.
Applications are being accepted at I've Got 7 Contest, American
Red Cross of Santa Monica, 1450 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
Deadline for entries is March 16th, 2007. Segments will be videotaped
at the winners' home or business in April for airing during May.
The contest and the "I've Got 7" disaster preparedness
campaign is sponsored by the Santa Monica Fire Department and the
American Red Cross of Santa Monica in partnership with City TV.