Being from Alabama I do not really have much experience with snow. We barely get flurries once or twice a year. Two weeks ago we had a snowapocalypse because of a snowstorm with a couple inches of snow. That’s just to give you perspective. The day my house burned down we had over 12 inches of snow right after a couple of days of tornadoes. My house burned to the ground during the snowstorm of 1993 which is widely known as the ‘storm of the century’. The snow was so heavy on our roof that it fell through and caused the heating system to collapse which caught the upper part of the house on fire. Luckily the fire started in my bedroom and I was on the next street at my cousins. My family survived, my heavily pregnant cat survived, and the snow prevented the fire from spreading to the other houses. We lost everything. Red Cross helped us so much. It was amazing how much they helped considering how many other people were suffering after the tornadoes and snowstorm that claimed the lives of over 300 people.
One of the many things Red Cross helped my family with was to get furniture. In fact, the bedroom set that Red Cross gave my mom and dad is still in their bedroom because it was good heavy wood and lovely. I commend them all the time for their disaster relief and I personally give blood every time I can to do my part. I do not know what I would do in my parents situation. My children are my whole life and I couldn’t imagine if a dangerous situation like a fire happened to us. The picture above is my boys and I at my grandmothers. We go there every Sunday. These are the things I want to protect. This is my life, my family, my children and they deserve the best protection. Master Lock is helping consumers protect all that they love and care about in 2014, whether a precious pet, certain someone or prized possession.
Master Lock is kicking off its year-long initiative by asking consumers to tweet what they most want to protect using the hashtag #MasterLockProtects in exchange for a $1 donation to the American Red Cross and entry into a sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 28 prize packs. Master Lock will make an initial $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross and will donate up to $10,000 in additional funds based on consumer participation in the sweepstakes. Master Lock wants to help keep the places and people consumers care about safe, which is why they chose the American Red Cross to donate to. I can certainly understand that since I donate to the Red Cross myself. Master Lock’s donation will support the urgent needs of the American Red Cross mission, whether it is responding to a disaster, collecting lifesaving blood, teaching skills to save a life, or assisting military members and their families during emergencies. I have taken many of the Red Cross classes including First Aid/CPR, Infant CPR, and I also took a swim class through them to prepare for my volunteer time at a camp for kids.
Be sure to enter the Master Lock “Protecting All That You Love and Care About” Sweepstakes! You can enter to win from February 17 – February 28. You can read the Sweepstakes Rules here.
3 Grand Prize Winners will receive the following prize pack:
$100 Visa Gift Card, Master Lock 5422D Portable Key Safe, 1547DCM Backpack Lock, 5900D SafeSpace, Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Kit
25 First Prize Winners will receive the following prize pack:
$50 Visa Gift Card, Master Lock 5422D Portable Key Safe, 1547DCM Backpack Lock, 5900D SafeSpace, Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Kit
For even more chances to win, you can attend the Master Lock Cares Twitter Party. The details are below and if you are a Twitter party lover like myself, I know I will see you there! Give me a shout out if you attend.
Master Lock Cares Twitter Party
When: Tuesday, February 18th from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET
Where: #MasterLockCares on Twitter
About Master Lock
Master Lock is the world’s largest manufacturer of padlocks and related security products, providing innovative security solutions for home, automotive, campus, power sports, bike and storage security needs since 1921. As a recognized leader in the padlock and security industries, Master Lock is always striving to provide the best products and advice to help families live their lives safely and securely.