Monday, October 17, 2011

30 Days, 30 Ways Contest Winners Announced

September was National Preparedness Month and among the many activities that the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) hosted, one of the most revealing events was hosted online in a preparedness game called 30 Days, 30 Ways.

In this game, contestants were asked to complete 1-3 simple preparedness tasks every single day during the month of September. When CRESA hosted this game in 2010, 608 preparedness tasks were completed. In 2011, nearly 2,000 preparedness questions & tasks were answered or completed.

People played this game from all over the world including New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and from many states within the United States.
This year, the game was hosted on its own website at, had its own Facebook Fan Page at and its own Twitter Account @30Days_30Ways. This allowed CRESA’s regular social media accounts to continue to post specific and local information about other events throughout Clark County, Washington.

There were 98 points possible within the 30 days of the game. And while everyone who played or considered the tasks was a winner to CRESA, here is the list of the 8 participants who scored the most points and won prizes:

1. Heather Zager (Renton, WA) won a $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
2. Tippy Rutherford (Portland, OR) won a $20 Gift Card to See’s Candies
3. Karen Trumbull (Vancouver, WA) won a $20 Gift Card to See’s Candies
4. Caroline Milligan (New Zealand) won a book entitled Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook
5. Adam Mayer (Vancouver, WA) won a book entitled The Survivor’s Club
6. “Drew” (unclaimed so far) won an Emergency Essentials Premier Bottled Kit
7. Chuck Westbrook (Vancouver, WA) won an Emergency Essentials Premier Bottled Kit
8. Kevin Coughlin (Woodinville, WA) won 1 pound of chocolate from See’s Candies

Each of the prizes provided were donated. CRESA would like to thank CRESA staff, Clackamas County Emergency Management and the Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) of the Portland Metro Area for donating prizes and enhancing emergency preparedness through this unique way.

The tasks are still available online at should others want to challenge themselves to see how personally prepared they are. Over the next few weeks, CRESA will share some of the great answers, ideas, and wisdom received from the players of the 2011 game.

1 comment:

LivelyClamor said...

Apparently chocolate is a vital emergency it :-) Yes, it would be good for me to go through the list on my own.