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Young Couple Inspires Preparedness

Young Couple Inspires Preparedness

Auckland residents Melissa and Joe Heke demonstrated to a large audience at Onepoto School last Saturday what their family has done to prepare for a disaster. 

Since receiving a wedding gift consisting of a backpack filled with emergency items, the couple have researched and refined their 72-hour emergency kits, adding to the necessary items each time a child was born to their family. 

Joe has even trialed the pack by going to the backcountry and surviving for a few days using only the items in the pack, which he says helped him find out what works and how to make it better.  Each of their three children has their own backpack with some food items, warm clothing and medical needs.

Read more at Pacific Mormon Newsroom.

Kind Regards,

Richard Hunter
Public Affairs Department
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Pacific Area


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