Albany, OR Elementary School Receives Seismic Upgrade Grant

This is a great story where this elementary school received a grant from the State of Oregon. I would love to see more schools receiving these grants so we can keep our kids safe.

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Source:

http://www.albanytribune.com/22042013-albany-school-celebrates-earthquake-awareness-and-state-funded-seismic-upgrades%E2%80%8F/

Mom Stays Calm in 9.0 Earthquake to Comfort Her Child

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English: Keep Calm and Carry On UK government poster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mom Stays Calm in 9.0 Earthquake to Comfort Her Child

In my opinion, this mom is mother of the year. Being prepared and reassuring children is absolutely essential.

 

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The L Bracket, My friend

I am a mom and I’m always looking for ways to improve the safety of my home to ensure that my kiddos are kept safe and sound. I recently went to my favorite home improvement box store and discovered the L bracket. I initially purchased and installed them after reading a viral blog (a heart wrenching post about a mom who lost her little girl to a small dresser that fell on the 3 year old) — after securing various pieces of furniture in my kids’ rooms I realized that these lovely brackets may be helpful in minimizing my large furniture from becoming projectiles during a large earthquake. In fact, I just made arrangements for a handyman  to install them in various areas of my home in an attempt to keep my family a little safer (that is if we are home when this hits).

I am even considering violating some antiques with this bracket – these older pieces are heavy and dangerous if they become tossed about.

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Home Cinema (Photo credit: Grant Mitchell)

L Brackets (and this is not an endorsement of any product):

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/servlet/Search?keyword=l+brackets

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