In a joint effort to help the low-income senior citizens of the area, The Des Moines Senior Services Advisory Committee, The Des Moines Activity Center, The Enhanced Public Safety Committee,, and the Des Moines Police, with funds provided by the Des Moines Legacy Foundation, have put together an Emergency Disaster Kit. It is specifically designed for emergency situations the area experienced in winter of 2006. Brenda Anders-Larson, Senior Outreach Specialist said "if you or someone you know is over 55 years of age and has a single household income of less than $27,250 a year or a couple's income of less than $31,151, please contact the Des Moines Senior Activity Center." People can call 206-878-1642 or email Brenda at for more information on obtaining these kits.
Kit items include hand-crank flashlight/radio combos, batteries, blankets and water. Kits are available at the Senior Center @ 2045 S. 216th St., Monday thru Friday 8am-4pm.
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