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Class of 2008 Project:

Project Life Saver

Mission Statement:
To provide the Manhattan Beach Community with life-saving tools and information that will empower individuals to take care of themselves and others in the event of an emergency.

The scope of the tools and information of our project were:

  1. To reproduce and distribute the Envelope of Life along with an information sheet on how to create a 72-Hour Emergency Preparedness Kit
  2. Create a PDF version of the Envelope of Life to be linked it to the currently existing Manhattan Beach Fire Department website
  3. For sustainability purposes, create and launch our own class website of www.mblifesaver.com
  4. Distribute actual 72-Hour emergency preparedness kits to identified seniors within our community

Our fundraising efforts provided us with the money required to reproduce 10,000 Envelopes of Life with the 72-Hour Kit information sheet, which were distributed at:

  • 10th Annual MBCC Women In Business Conference
  • Earth Day Event at Polliwog Park
  • Neighborhood Watch Block Captains Delivery to Their Door Campaign
  • MB Police & Fire Departments Open House Event
  • MB Senior Health Fair at the Joslyn Community Center

Our class was not only interested in emergency preparedness, we also had strong ties to doing something environmentally friendly, so we reproduced the Envelope of Life on recycled paper as well as gave away 3,000 reusable grocery bags at several of our distribution events!
We were able to do this because our class was not just determined, or that we blew through the roof with our fundraising efforts, or that we came up with some rather innovative marketing ideas, but also because of our successful collaboration with the many different community organizations ~ MB Police Dept, MB Fire Dept, Beach Cities Health District, City of MB Parks & Recreation, VOICE (Volunteers & Organizations Improving the Community’s Environment), Neptunian Women’s Club, MB Neighborhood Watch and a local vendor “More Prepared”. The Class of 2008 truly captured and exemplified one of the main goals behind the Leadership Manhattan Beach Program and that of the class project ~ community involvement and outreach.

Class Members:
Mira Costa High School Juniors:
Nicole Perrault, Maximilian Rhodes, Amir Roodsari, Angelica Sedgwick, Charlie Soll, Lindsay Sustarsic

Stefanie Allmon, Charlie Bean, Scott Bell, Tracy Breshears, Jill Brunkhardt, Tom Cajka, Terry Comber, Tony DiGenova, Todd Dipaola, Stewart Fournier, Debra Frank, Carol Glover, Dale Gramaje, Sam Jenkins, Nikesh Kadakia, Stephanie Katsouleas, Joe Kaufman, Rob Lee, Fred Manna, Maureen McBride, John McClintock, Michael Rucker, Larry Styza, John Wilcox, Lisa Zieve

Employers Represented:
Beach Business Bank, Bacchus Wine Made Simple, Morgan Stanley, Northrop Grumman Space Technology, Chevron Products Company, Ogulnick Leventhal & Cajka LLP, Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce, Manhattan Beach Police Department, Vantage Media, BSA Realty, Let’s Get Organized, Continuum Real Estate Group, Inc., Salesian Boys and Girls Clubs of Los Angeles, Merrill Lynch, City of Manhattan Beach, Carroll Burdick & McDonough LLP, Colliers International, Aircraft Fasteners Inc., Tabula Rasa Essentials, Latitude Realtors.