The American Red Cross of Santa Monica and WISE & Healthy Aging have joined together to create emergeny kits for low income, home-bound seniors.

The emergency kits were assembled by volunteers of the Santa Monica Red Cross and will be distributed throughout July by WISE & Healthy Aging care managers to their clients. The project was spearheaded by AmeriCorps member Elizabeth Adams who divides her duties between the Santa Monica Red Cross and WISE & Healthy Aging.

Adams approached local businesses and organizations to donate items that should be included in any emergency kit to be used after an earthquake or other emergency. Members of the public also donated items in bins set up at Bob’s Market in Sunset Park and the Red Cross of Santa Monica. Ten other organizations in all donated to the project to help produce 100 emergency kits.

For more information and to learn how you can prepare for emergencies contact the Red Cross of Santa Monica at (310) 394-3773 during normal business hours or visit online at www.redcrossofsantamonica.org.