Emergency Kits at Spanish Fork Jr. High

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By Laura Carter
A Spanish Fork Jr. High student helps assemble Emergency Buckets for each classroom in the school. These Buckets will sustain students and teachers for approximately 72-hours in the event of long-lasting lock down..JPG

Last November Will Bass, working on his Eagle Scout Award, and the National Junior Honor Society at Spanish Fork Junior High School began a project to supply emergency kits for each classroom. The kits provide essential needs for students in case of a long term lock-down situation or evacuation.  

The kits are a work in progress and currently hold essentials such as water, hand-warmers, sanitizer, plastic bags, treats, and other emergency items all packed into bright orange 5-gallon buckets from Home Depot.  Each year the NJHS will add more emergency items as more money and donations are gathered.
 
The Community Council for Spanish Fork Junior High School has asked for classroom emergency kits for many years and Will made the project possible. He started collecting items and money for the kits at parent-teacher conference in December, going through neighborhoods with scouts from this troop, contacting business, and asking individuals for donations.   Will worked closely with Principal Robert Fleming and the National Junior Society for our school to make the project a success.
 
Spanish Fork Junior High School and Will would like to thank the following businesses for their generosity: Penguin Copies, Fresh Market, Maceys, Shopko, CAL Ranch, Emergency Essentials, and Home Depot in Lindon.   Also a large thank you to contributors Dr. Briggs and Dr. Peterson for their generous donations as well as to all the parents and students from Spanish Fork Junior High who donated and helped with the kits!