Pine Tree Chapter Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Kit takes top national prize

17 years ago

    PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – The Pine Tree Chapter Red Cross proudly announces its Ready-To-Go Emergency Preparedness Kit has been named one of Quick and Simple Magazine’s best “Quick Fixes” for 2007. During the inaugural Quick and Simple Awards ceremony held in New York, the Red Cross took home top prize in the Protect Your Family category.
     The latest in a full line of Red Cross products designed to help the public prepare for emergencies, the Ready-to-Go Emergency Preparedness Kit is equipped with essential items useful during an emergency. The streamlined kit comes complete with battery-powered flashlight and radio, blanket, food, water and other supplies. Its compact design even features side detachable first aid and personal hygiene supply kits.
Judy DeMerchant, preparedness director for the Aroostook County Branch Red Cross, knows how important it is for a preparedness kit to be acknowledged on a national level.
“It’s great to have our kit recognized alongside international fashion designers and trendy products,” DeMerchant said. “Having our Ready-To-Go Kit named as a Quick Fix of the year from an outstanding magazine like Quick and Simple will help remind everyone in Aroostook County how easy it is to prepare for an emergency.
The editors of Quick and Simple, the new weekly magazine designed to help find speedy and affordable solutions to life’s everyday problems, tested hundreds of brand new products relating to home, health, fashion and beauty in order to find the most groundbreaking, time-saving products of the year. After careful review, the editors recognized how clever and affordable the Ready-To-Go Kit is and named in one of the best products for 2007.
“It seemed like the Ready-To-Go Kit was designed with our readers in mind,” said Susan Toepfer, editor-in-chief of Quick and Simple Magazine.
The Ready-To-Go Kit is one of many great products the Aroostook County Branch Red Cross has to help the community prepare for an emergency. The Red Cross has a range of ready stocked kits from small safety tubes to three day supplies deluxe emergency preparedness backpacks – all of which easily fit under a desk, in a closet, or in the car.
To purchase the award-winning Ready-To-Go Kit and other products to help keep you prepared during an emergency, contact the Aroostook County Branch at 207-762-5671 or visit