Welcome readers who followed the link from our One Minute Update e-newsletter! (For those who don’t yet get the One Minute Update, look in the right-hand sidebar for the sign-up box. It’s a great source of info and much better written than any of my blog posts.)
Now let’s talk about this prize…The American Red Cross FR250 Emergency Radio. This may be the coolest radio ever. It’s got a hand-crank and rechargeable battery (that recharges by cranking) so you never have to worry about a power source. It also has a built-in flashlight, siren, and cellphone charger! But the very best part is that it picks up not only AM and FM, but also shortwave radio! I got one of these last fall and have found endless hours of entertainment picking up random shortwave stations.
Retail value: $50. Cost to you: Free! (If you win.)
Oh, and for those concerned about style during disaster, it comes with a sleek little black carrying bag.
How can YOU win this fantastic gadget? Just leave a comment on this post about one way you have recently gotten prepared for disaster or how you plan to get prepared.
The person who leaves the most impressive answer wins! EDIT: Okay, we’ve decided we’ll put all the comments in a hat and pick at random to be more fair.
Tuesday Monday, May 5th, noon 5pm. (Cinco de Mayo!) We’ll announce the winner here on the blog the same day first thing Tuesday morning.
– OTC employees are not eligible to win. (Volunteers are though!)
– Winner must pick up prize here at the Chapter. (Don’t worry, we don’t bite.)
– Check back here on Cinco de Mayo to see if you won. If you’re the winner, email me to arrange prize pick-up.
Now comment away! (If you want you can even post a photo of your disaster preparedness efforts on our I’m Red Cross Ready Flickr pool.)