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What’s In Their Kit?
Susan Defee is a Clayton County bus driver for the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf. In her 20+ years as a driver, Susan has seen the importance of being prepared for emergencies and severe weather on the road – especially when it involves transporting children.
Jason Starnes is the executive chef at The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View in Atlanta and winner of the 2014 No Power? No Problem! Recipe Contest. As a chef, being prepared in the kitchen comes naturally, but he also knows the importance of being prepared at home.
Jim Butterworth is the Director of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA/HS). He is responsible for coordinating the state’s preparedness, response and recovery from natural disasters and acts of terrorism.
DeLisha Milton-Jones is a basketball player for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream. During her 16-year basketball career, she has also played for the Washington Mystics, Los Angeles Sparks, San Antonio Stars and New York Liberty. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, two-time WNBA champion and three-time WNBA All-Star.
Glenn Burns is an AMS certified meteorologist who appears on WSB-TV’s 4, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts Monday through Friday. As a meteorologist, being prepared for an emergency comes naturally.
Jonathan LeCompte is president of the Georgia/Alabama Region for Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless company in the United States. Not surprisingly, his Ready kit is filled with electronics and everything he needs to keep them powered up.
Victoria Stilwell is one of the world’s most recognized and respected dog trainers. She is best known for her show, It’s Me or the Dog, on Animal Planet. She currently resides in Atlanta with her husband, daughter and dogs, Sadie and Jasmine. She wants to make sure you are prepared for any emergency situation with your pets.
Uga IX, the University of Georgia’s mascot, keeps a spiked collar, extra jerseys and plenty of dog food in his Ready kit. He wants to make sure your pet is prepared, too.
Praise 102.5 host Myron Magic is passionate about gospel, jazz and being prepared for disasters. As you might expect, his Ready kit includes a battery-powered radio.
Millie Cerrone lives in Lawrenceville and recently turned 100 years old. She has gained a little wisdom throughout her many fun-filled years, and says being prepared comes naturally to her.
Kayla Paige, L. O. Kimberly Elementary fifth-grader, won first place in the 2010 “Ready, Set, Go” art and essay kids contest. She proved her talent and knowledge about preparing for the unexpected and understands the importance of creating an emergency communications plan.
Having visited areas ravaged by disasters, Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford has seen firsthand the importance of being prepared.
As president and CEO of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Tisha Tallman helps businesses and entrepreneurs harness every opportunity. And she doesn’t miss an opportunity at home to make sure her family is prepared for a disaster.
Former Atlanta Falcon fullback Ovie Mughelli is known for his blocking skills, but when he’s not crushing linebackers he’s busy teaching students to become “Eco Ambassadors.” Ovie takes preparation seriously, both on and off the field.
Former Georgia House District 85 Representative Stephanie Stuckey Benfield maintains a fresh ready kit and communication plan for her family.
NASCAR driver David Ragan is a Georgia native hailing from Unadilla. He was recently named Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and will run the full Sprint Cup Series schedule in the No. 6 Ford Fusion. He’s prepared.