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Alllstate agencies across Washington handing out disaster relief kits

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PASCO, WA - As fire season approaches, Washington Allstate agents are handing out disaster relief kits to help families prepare.

The kits hold things like water containers, batteries, whistles and dust masks in the case that your family experiences a fire.

Today the Pasco Allstate firm owner, Jarad Groth,  says the company plans to hand out nearly 4,500 distaster kits across Washington. The company is also partnering with the American Red Cross to donate $100,000 dollars in order to prepare for this upcoming fire season.

"We are really excited this week to be partnering with the Red Cross," said Pasco Allstate Owner Jarad Groth.  "We want to bring awareness, and to help people be prepared for disasters."

The first step in preparing for a fire is to have resources readily available, and to have a family safety plan in place. Most of the time, Groth says, that doesn't happen.

"85 percent of families don't have a plan in place for a disaster," said Groth. "The real purpose is to bring awareness that disasters can happen at any time."

If you would like to pick up a disaster kit, you can head to any of the locations listed in the attached picture starting Monday.