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March 18, 2014 > Eagle project aids disaster preparedness at J.F. Kennedy High School

Eagle project aids disaster preparedness at J.F. Kennedy High School

I am a junior at Kennedy High School. In the event of a disaster, Kennedy does not have the proper Disaster Container or supplies needed to aid the students and faculty. For my Eagle project I am proposing to paint an existing 40 ft. cargo container both inside and out, provide shelving units inside the container, and to stock the container with disaster supplies that are important to help the school in the event of a disaster.

Providing this service to the high school will ensure that if or when there is a disaster, Kennedy High School is prepared. At this time, Kennedy is not prepared and would not be able to accommodate the needs of the students and faculty for any length of time.

I will need approximately six to eight people to help paint the cargo container. I hope to get the help from my troop, friends and family. I will announce the project to my troop and ask for sign ups a month before the project start date.

We will use drills, screw drivers and a power washer. The drills and screw drivers will be used to assemble the shelving units and to fasten them to the cargo container.

There is minimum risk with this project. The safety concerns will be heat, for those that are painting the inside of the container, paint fumes and ladder use. All helpers will be briefed on safety issues before the project begins each day of work. I will have masks, water and possibly a fan to keep the workers cool if the weather is too hot. Those working on ladders will have to work with a buddy to hold the ladder and keep the painter safe.

The amount of supplies bought will solely be determined on the amount of funds raised through donations. I need to raise at least $5,000 to be successful for this project. Your support would be appreciated.

Nick Cutaia, Troop 269
(510) 828-3186

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