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I’m ready to make 2018 the year I help my family and ward become better prepared for emergencies! My JANUARY FOCUS: Get Organized, Water Storage and Beverages. Check out the new handout I created for my ward Relief Society sisters. You are welcome to print it for ideas. Please leave my name on the documents.

January 2018 Relief Society Prep handout.pdf

January 2018 Relief Society Prep handout.xlsx

SOMETHING NEW WE’RE DOING THIS YEAR. I’ve contacted some emergency prep companies for group deals on emergency supplies. We’ll focus on the basics. Not the weird stuff.  Each month I’ll place an order for the sisters. Some items can be ordered directly online. Just trying to help them stay focused on monthly goals.

  • The 5 gallon water containers are from The Ready Store
  • The 55 gallon barrels are offered in Utah through Walmart.com
  • The 28 oz. Seychelle water purification bottles are from the LDS Home Storage Center
  • The food storage book: “Store This, Not That” is offered on Amazon.com

I gave each of my older children a Seychelle water filtration bottle for Christmas to use if their water supply ever becomes contaminated. So they have a great start for emergencies too!

PREP CLASSES. In a few weeks, we’ll have a prep class in my ward. Our emergency coordinator will teach us how to correctly store water, and I’ll teach members how to prepare to evacuate quickly. I’ve come up with a tentative calendar with my Relief Society with about five classes we’ll teach through the year.

IT’S TIME TO GET OUR HOUSES IN ORDER. “Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God” D&C 88:119

With a little faith, you CAN do it!

Best Wishes!

Valerie Albrechtsen
The Food Storage Organizer and Ward Provident Living Specialist