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What to Bring to A Shelter

What to Bring to A Shelter

  • Bedding materials (e.g., pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, cots, air mattresses, etc.)
  • Special-diet foods for at least three days (e.g., snacks and juices for those with dietary restrictions or allergies)
  • Comfortable cloths (at least two changes) and sturdy shoes
  • Water, basic snacks
  • Prescription medicines and emergency medications; you must be able to take all medications by yourself
  • Baby food, formula, bottles, diapers, blankets, & clothes
  • Flashlight, extra batteries, cellphone, with a battery-operated charger
  • Radio with extra batteries and headphones
  • Important documents (e.g., identification, medical records, insurance information, deeds or leases, birth certificates and utility bills showing your home address) – these documents are not required but will be helpful after an emergency
  • Photocopies of valuable documents
  • Toiletries and personal hygiene items (e.g., washcloth and/or towelettes, small towel, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary napkins, tampons, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.)
  • Quiet games, books, playing cards, favorite toys, or other items for entertainment
  • Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
  • Chargers/cables for any electronic devices you bring with you
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