Anchor Point firefighters and EMTs are selling Angel Kits that include roadside safety items and tips, with proceeds benefiting Angelica Haakenson. From left are Chief Jim Dycus, Cassie Parkinson, Steve Veldstra, Jon Marsh, Chelsea Marsh, Justin Norton and Ethan Veldstra. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

AP Volunteers: Sale of angel kits benefits Haakenson

As an on-going benefit for Angelica Haakenson, an 11-year-old Anchor Point girl who lost her legs from injuries in a Christmas Day wreck on the Sterling Highway, Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services volunteers are selling “Angel Kits,” roadside emergency kits for a suggested donation of $15.

The kits contain two 12-hour, child-safe, glow stick-type flares, a small LED flashlight and a brochure with tips for roadside safety packaged inside a bright green bag with reflection strips designed to be used as a backpack and easily seen in the dark.

“This is a starter kit for people so if they want to put in bottles of water or other preparedness items, the bag is large enough to accommodate it,” said Kayt Ligenza Andrews, president of the volunteer group. 

The bags are available at the Anchor Point Fire Station and will be at Chapman School during Anchor Point Snow Rondi, Feb. 21-22.

Coastal Realty, Alaska State Troopers, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10221, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, Blackwater Bend Espresso and Anchor River Cleaning Service also contributed to the project.

Three hundred bags are currently available for purchase, with more planned in the future.

“Our hope is it will be a continuing program to be able to generate a continual donation for Angelica Haakenson, rather than a one-time donation,” said Andrews.

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