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Emergency starter kits delivered to all households

Published on May 14, 2014 2:57 PM
 
The starter kit contains three 3M N95 face masks, instructions on how to wear the masks and useful emergency contact information. Emergency starter kits containing three N95 masks have been delivered to all households here, in the largest mask distribution exercise to date. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI 

Emergency starter kits containing three N95 masks have been delivered to all households here, in the largest mask distribution exercise to date.

Over seven days, some 1,500 staff from Singapore Power and Singapore Post fanned out across the island giving out kits to all 1.2 million households, said Temasek Cares on Wednesday. The non-profit, philanthropic arm of Temasek Holdings is partnering the two companies for the $4 million programme.

Other than the N95 masks, each kit contained information on how to wear the masks and emergency contact numbers. Delivery was completed on Monday.

Mr Richard Magnus, chairman of Temasek Cares, said: "Our aim is to build community resilience. The starter kits have prompted many people to start thinking - to assess their emergency readiness and plan for the unforeseen."

 
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