CONTEST: (Let’s Get) Ready To Rumble!

In honor of Earthquake Month, we’re holding a contest to encourage you to be prepared for anything.

To enter, simply take a photo of your disaster supply kit spread out on the table or floor. Then submit the photo one of four ways:

1. Via Flickr. Post to the Ready to Rumble! photo pool.
2. Via Twitter. Send to @RedCrossPDX.
3. Via Facebook. Post to the RedCrossPDX wall.
4. Via e-mail. Send to

All photos must be submitted by April 30, 2010.

A winner will be selected at random and will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Oregon Trail Chapter store at — to purchase more preparedness products, of course!

Eventually, all photos submitted will be displayed at

BUT WAIT! What if you don’t have a kit?

Gather up the items that you DO have (flashlight, batteries, canned food) and take a photo. Consider this your first step towards getting prepared. You can also purchase one of five kits listed on this page and get 20% off using code EARTHQUAKE. Now there’s no excuse not to participate!

Fine print: Red Cross employees are encouraged to submit a photo, but are not eligible to win.


  • I am SO entering.
    Or, I would be if my family had any disaster supplies AT ALL beyond my first-aid kit! Must work on that.
    Gah, I am so ashamed of my family. XD

  • So… umm… what should be in my disaster repair kit (to be prepared for anything) to deal with those pesky UFOs? The non-'Signs' water melting ones.

    I stopped storing my supply kit indoors, and instead have found it to be nice to store it in my car so I'm prepared no matter where I am.

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  • Great post! I think this is a great way to get people to make a disaster repair
    kit. I don't have one but after reading this I am definitely going to get one together. I don't know why I don't have one already. Thanks so much for sharing.

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