Major donation of Survival Kits and Blankets Made to Hurricane Victims in Mississippi

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Over 15,000 survival kits and 25,000 "space-age" emergency blankets donated by Survivor Industries, Inc. to help victims in Mississippi recover from Hurricane Katrina. Since the company's Mainstay Food and Water each have a 5 year shelf life, Survivor advocates "strategic pre-placement" of supplies.

Howard Wallace, President of Survivor Industries, Inc., announced the donation of more than 15,000 survival kits and 25,000 "space-age" emergency blankets to help victims in Mississippi recover from the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Haley Barbour, Governor of Mississippi, personally thanked the company for its generosity to the citizens of that state.

While the donated supplies will be used to good effect during the recovery period, Wallace stressed that the real benefit of Survivor packages is derived by "strategic pre-placement" so victims have quick and easy access to a safe source of food and water in the aftermath of an emergency.

"Whatever the situation, the critical period is the 72 hours between the event and the arrival of outside help," explained Wallace, "and our Mainstay™ Food and Mainstay™ Water have been tested to withstand extreme temperature variations throughout their five year shelf life." Wallace further explained that the food and purified water are both packaged in pre-measured metallic sachets to maintain freshness, ease in distribution and have been approved by the United States Coast Guard.

"The goal of our products is to sustain people who may be cut off from other sources of food and water and must support themselves until relief services are able to reach them," he said. "That is why the five year shelf life is so important. If you live or work in an area that is at risk for a hurricane, earthquake, tornado or blizzard, you should place a supply of Mainstay food and water almost anywhere people spend a great deal of time, such as home, office and car, so that when the need arises, the material is already on hand and ready for use." Survivor makes pre-packaged kits in various sizes to support from one to ten people. In addition, bulk supplies of Mainstay food and water are available for use by larger institutions such as schools, businesses and government agencies.

About Survivor Industries

Survivor Industries, Inc. has been a leader in the emergency preparedness field for over 20 years and its manufacturing facilities produce up to 20 tons of food per day and 3,000 or more cases of purified water per week. Survivor is also one of the largest distributors of mylar-type emergency blankets and cocoon sleeping bags, which are included in many of its pre-packaged kits.

Survivor’s emergency products are distributed throughout the United States and in several countries around the world. To assure ongoing quality, the manufacturing and assembly of the survival packages takes place at the company’s headquarters in Camarillo, California.


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