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Winner of Emergency Preparedness Kit Announced

May 13, 2014

David Skinner of Hendersonville is the winner of an Emergency Preparedness Kit from the Department of Public Health. The kit was displayed as part of the Pardee UNC Health Care and Times-News To the Rescue event held Saturday, May 10 at Jackson Park. His name was drawn from over 125 entries.

Preparedness for public health emergencies is a priority for the Department of Public Health. To the Rescue was an opportunity to encourage adults and children to begin preparing an emergency kit. Health department staff continuously plan, train and exercise activities to prepare the community to handle threats such as a biological agent attack or a massive disease outbreak. The emergency kit contained basic supplies for a family of four for three days and included water, dehydrated food, first aid kit, tools, battery/solar radio and other useful items for an emergency.

Terri Arrington, Preparedness Coordinator at the Department of Public Health, presented the prize to Skinner.

“Skinner was an enthusiastic winner who is already planning for emergencies,” said Arrington. “I hope that all folks will make this a priority on their to-do lists even if it is doing just one thing a month.”

A list of supplies to make a home emergency kit as well as other information about preparedness is on the department’s website:


Terri Arrington, Preparedness Coordinator (left) with winner David Skinner and kit (right)