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Pepsi’s Refresh Everything grant for safer schools can help in Truckee Tahoe

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Carl Phillips, owner of Square One Safety in Reno, Nev. builds disaster emergency response kits for natural and man made disasters is seeking supporters for his grant proposal with Pepsiand#8217;s Refresh Everything campaign.-The grant proposal for $50,000 was chosen as one of the June 2010 approved ideas to be voted on by the general public at The top 10 vote recipients will receive $50,000 each for their ideas. –

Disaster and Emergency Response Kits would be for immediate rescue efforts after earthquakes and other disasters before first responders arrive. School districts are budget limited for emergency preparedness supplies. Priority for kits would be in active seismic areas to include the Reno, Truckee, San Francisco and Los Angeles areas. Special attention would be to schools not up to seismic codes and densely populated schools near fault zones. Kits purchased with grant funds would be apportioned as follows:-Reno/Truckee area:- $10,000; San Francisco area:-$20,000 and Los Angeles area:-$20,000. –

The grant is dependent on votes.-Each person can vote one time per day for up to 10 different proposal ideas every day in June. To support this grant voters can vote at:- The Pepsi Research Project can also be viewed on Facebook and Twitter.

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