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MI Albertsons Nationally Recognized for Emergency Preparedness Display

Emergency Preparedness volunteers, supported by City Hall and Albertsons, erected a the display in July to demonstrate the supplies needed to survive a catastrophic disaster for seven days.

Mercer Island Albertsons, in partnership with local emergency preparedness volunteers, are earning national praise for an emergency preparedness display inside the store this past July.

Albertsons staff and City of Mercer Island Emergency Preparedness Volunteers and Albertsons Grocery Store filled a wall with emergency supplies and sundries to demonstrate what preparing for 7 days looks like, until basic services can be restored by authorities.

In a national industry newsletter, the Mercer Island Albertson's (store No. 450) was recognized in an article titled "Hyperlocal Recognition" for its commitment to keeping the community prepared for emergencies. The article featured Store Director Dan Eichner and emergency preparedness volunteer Sue Robboy and highlighted the store display that gave customers a visual reminder of the exact amount of supplies necessary to be prepared at home.

"Once again, our Mercer Island Emergency Volunteers and Island businesses are at the forefront of Island Preparedness. We can't thank you enough for all that you do," says Officer Franklin.

The City reminds residents to be prepared to be self-sufficient for seven days. Additional information is available on the City website. Officer Franklin can be contacted at 206-275-7905 or jennifer.franklin@mercergov.org. 

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