As wild weather across the country continues, the ability to respond to disasters and emergencies requires significant resources and continued coordination among local authorities, emergency response teams, and disaster relief organizations.
When a disaster strikes, it’s hard not to panic and it can seem like a hassle to plan for something that may not even occur. However, leaving preparation to the last minute or not having a clear plan in place, can mean the difference between life and death.
Here are 6 wholesale disaster relief essentials you should be sure to have on hand in preparation for your next emergency:
First Aid Kit
Whether it’s a bad storm, monsoon, fire, flood, or earthquake, there is increased potential for people to get hurt or need medical attention. Having a well-stocked first aid kit available is a must. You’ll need disinfectant, bandages, tape, and gauze, along with medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin, a cold compress, and gloves. Wholesale First-aid kits are easy to donate and can help save lives when in need. DollarDays is committed to helping the community prepare for the worst and be ready to help as many people as possible when the time comes.
Hygiene kits may not be the first supplies that come to mind as disaster relief essentials, but for extended periods without water or power, these will become an essential. Items like wholesale toothpaste, toothbrushes, and soap are easy to keep on hand and won’t take up too much space in a larger emergency supply kit. Available in bulk at great prices, consider a donation to a local shelter or non-profit organization that works with community leaders.
Heavy duty flashlights are critical in most weather-related emergencies. Because powerful storms like hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards can disrupt power, flashlights are essential. Don’t be left in the dark! These portable, battery-operated bulk flashlights will help keep your community calm while you take care of business in an emergency.
Blankets are another essential emergency relief item which will help keep those affected warm in a cold weather emergency. They are inexpensive and an easy way to keep warm during an emergency. For children, a fleece blanket is the best option as they are soft and won’t irritate their skin. They are also lightweight and easy to pack.
Like fleece blankets, ponchos are cost-effective, easy to pack and store, and are incredibly useful. Ponchos are designed to keep you dry and can also help to preserve body heat. They can quickly be thrown over people, pets, or valuables during violent weather. These bright yellow bulk ponchos will help loved ones remain visible when it is dark and gloomy. There are several uses for ponchos during times of weather emergencies and they are definitely a must-have in any disaster relief kit.
There are lots of different ways you can pack your emergency needs, but a backpack is always a good bet. They are large enough to carry all the items above but small enough that they won’t get too heavy. Keep your backpack stocked and ready to go in a safe and convenient place, so when the time comes, all you need to do is reach for it. Our wholesale backpacks allow you to go hands-free and with different compartments, you can easily find exactly what you need. You can pack a different backpack for different emergencies or perhaps make an emergency relief kit for your home and your car.
Emergency relief kits are an easy way to bring peace of mind to yourself, your loved ones, and your community. DollarDays is proud to work with organizations in bulk around the country to make sure people have exactly what they need in a time of crisis.