Red Cross and AT&T build emergency 'comfort kits'

Posted at 5:30 AM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 07:47:30-04

BOISE, Idaho — Volunteers with the American Red Cross teamed up with AT&T employees to help bring comfort to those in need. The group spent Tuesday putting together comfort kits.

Those are emergency kits given to people whose homes have burned down or who have faced similar traumatic disasters. The group says putting all the kits together was no small operation.

“3,000 kits today that we’re going to build AT&T’s really streamlined they’re bringing down teams throughout the day and assembling the kits so for us to build 3,000 kits in a single day is fantastic, we’ve got to thank AT&T for that," said Bryce Sitter, Chief Development Officer of the American Red Cross.

Each kit contains everyday health essentials like washcloths, toothbrushes and soap. The kits will be given to families who have lost their homes or may be staying in a Red Cross Emergency Shelter.

Officials say they will also be handed out at community events serving homeless veterans.