Grainger offer winter storm preparedness sweepstakes
Participants can enter to win vehicle
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[December 28, 2012]
SPRINGFIELD -- Despite an
unseasonably warm start to December, winter's cold, snow and ice are just
around the corner. To help people get ready for winter weather, the Illinois
Emergency Management Agency and Grainger are teaming up to offer an online
winter storm preparedness sweepstakes. Five winners will receive vehicle
preparedness kits donated by Grainger.
Grainger is North America's leading
broad-line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products.
The sweepstakes is available on the
Ready Illinois website,
www.ready.illinois.gov. Participants must read information about
winter weather preparedness and successfully complete a
five-question quiz before registering for the prize drawing. The
sweepstakes runs through Dec. 31. Winners will be announced in
"Now's the perfect time to get
ready for winter weather, particularly for traveling in snow, ice
and bitterly cold temperatures," said IEMA Director Jonathon Monken.
"This sweepstakes is a fun way for people to learn about winter
preparedness, and five lucky people will win a preparedness kit for
The vehicle preparedness kits
donated by Grainger for the sweepstakes provide water, nonperishable
food, flashlight, light stick, AM radio, batteries, rescue blanket,
first-aid items and whistle.
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"Cold weather can take its toll on
individuals," said Jeff Metherd, emergency preparedness brand
manager for Grainger. "Personal preparedness is important during
inclement weather and year-round, and we are excited to work with
the state to help promote its importance."
A winter storm preparedness
guide developed by IEMA and the National Weather Service is also
available on the Ready Illinois website or by calling 217-785-9925.