Employees of the Oregon Kmart store recently donated 166 five-quart buckets as part of a school safety program initiated by Oregon Police Department school resource officers, in partnership with the Oregon City Schools.
Kmart employees at the Navarre Avenue store raised $496.34 to purchase buckets that will be placed in individual
|Oregon Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael
Zalar, Kmart Loss Prevention Lead Vikki
Jordan, store manager Tabatha Saunders
and Mark Potter, School Resource Officer,
Oregon Police Department display a few of
the 166 five-quart buckets that will be used
as part of the ALICE safety program.
classrooms this fall. The buckets will hold safety equipment, such as rope and medical supplies to be used in the event an intruder attempts to break into the room. The project is part of the Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate (ALICE) training provided to Oregon staff and students for the past several years.
The Kmart employees raised the money through bake sales, paying to wear jeans on certain days, and holding a potluck dinner.
Oregon Schools District Safety Coordinator, Hal Gregory, said, “On behalf of the students and staff of Oregon City Schools, we would like express special thanks to store managers Sue Dewey and Tabatha Saunders; Assistant Manager Esther Garza; and Vikki Jordan, Loss Prevention Lead, for their leadership and dedication to the project. We very much appreciate your personal investment in the welfare of our community and the safety of our staff and students.”