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Support Our Troops!

Care packages for our troops!

Since 1968 the San Mateo City Council voted unanimously to adopt and support a unit of the Screaming Eagles, officially the Army’s 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Alpha Company, 1/327th infantry . Our mission is to support these soldiers in numerous ways, but most especially when they deploy somewhere in the world. They just arrived in Djibouti, Africa so we must now deploy into action! There are various ways to support this effort. At the end of April we will send boxes filled with treats, much needed items and letters addressed to each soldier so they will know San Mateo has not forgotten them. We want to thank each soldier for the many sacrifices they make daily for all of us. Perhaps your group would like to sponsor a box for a soldier! Collect items from our list of needs, write letters, or donate money to cover the costs of shipping boxes. There are lots of ways to get involved. Besides financial donations, we are collecting dried fruit snacks, baby wipes, deodorant sticks, dryer sheets, sunscreen, recently released DVDs, current magazine (sports, fitness, cars), t-shirts, socks (athletic and boot – size 6-12), power/protein bars, jerky, sausage sticks,. Deadline for donated items dropped off at City Hall, City Clerk’s Office is April 14th. Questions? Contact Joan in the City Clerk’s office 522-7040.

"Please let San Mateo know we are very appreciative of their thoughts and willingness to support us. We look forward to hearing from them!" - LT Matt Hughes

Posted by : Cook, Robert Updated on :03/30/2017

Water Purification Bag

CERT Members,

We have been contacted by the folks that created the Day One Response water bag- a product that filters any water and makes it safe to drink.  The product can be viewed here:

https://www.amazon.com/DayOne-Response-1000-A-Waterbag/dp/B013KQA7TE/ref=nav_ya_signin?ie=UTF8&qid=1485058970&sr=8-1&keywords=day+one+water+bag&

They have donated 6 bags (one for each ERD) to use.  They are also offering a special deal if they can get 100 orders from our CERT Members.  I've included their message below.  The regular price of the bag on Amazon is about $80.

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The Company DayOne Response (https://dayoneresponse.com) has provided to the San Mateo CERT team the ability to purchase their water purification system for bulk price of $55.99 (a 30% discount) if we can get more than 100 people interested in purchasing them.

 

If you are interested please send an email to Robert Callaway at rkcallaway@ieee.org.  Please place the word “Waterbag" in the subject line.

 

The DayOne Waterbag™ is 2.5 gallon (10-liter) personal water purification unit with integrated filter and backpack straps, providing all of the 4 functions needed to Collect, Transport, Treat and safely Store drinking water. 

The Waterbag is compactly designed for immediate distribution after a disaster to treat contaminated freshwater sources, protecting survivors from the leading causes of diarrheal disease.

  • All-in-one patented solution
  • Closed multi-treatment system
  • Uses P&G™ Purifier of Water
  • Meets emergency drinking water guidelines
  • U.S. Marines Ranked #1 in water performance and user operation
  • Clear and simple user instructions
  • Easy to transport
  • Tested Worldwide
Posted by : Cook, Robert Posted on :01/21/2017