Preparedness promoted at Home Depot workshops

While the east coast of the U.S. prepares to possibly be skirted by Hurricane Earl, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency's Ready Georgia campaign is gearing up to promote emergency preparedness among children -- with the help of local Home Depot stores.

Children, who participate in monthly "The Home Depot Kids Workshop," at local Home Depot stores, on Saturdays, will receive Ready Georgia activity books, which feature Rex, the lion -- the ReadyKids mascot, according to Ready Georgia Campaign Spokesperson Sarah Waters.

She added that it is in recognition of September being National Preparedness Month.

According to the Ready Georgia web site, www.ready.ga.gov/, the workshops will last from 9 a.m., to noon, and are designed for children, ages 5 to 12.

Children, who participate, will be making football displays, according to the Home Depot web site. All Home Depot stores will be offering the workshops.

Local stores are located at: 2034 Mt. Zion Road, in Morrow; 680 Lamar Hutcheson Pkwy., in Riverdale; 103 Pavillion Pkwy., in Fayetteville; 11075 Tara Blvd., in Lovejoy; 3885 Jonesboro Road, in Atlanta; 1750 Jonesboro Road, in McDonough, and 65 Fairview Road, in Ellenwood.

-- Curt Yeomans