Kmart donation aids school safety

Employees of Kmart donate buckets to Oregon Schools to benefit A.L.I.C.E. program.

The old Boy Scouts motto â??Be Preparedâ?? is what the Oregon Police Department and Kmart had in mind for Oregon City Schools.

The retailer recently donated 166 five-quart buckets as part of a school safety program, initiated by Oregon Police, Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate (ALICE). The buckets will hold classroom safety and medical equipment in the event an intruder breaks in.

Employees of Kmart raised $496.34 for the buckets through bake sales, paying to wear jeans on certain days, and holding a pot luck dinner.