DEAR ABBY: You have always encouraged readers to stay informed, be prepared, and adjust positively to whatever problems they are dealt from the deck of life.
With this in mind, we are offering your readers a Citizen's Survival Kit. It's a package of consumer information booklets, focused on protecting our families and ourselves. Whether someone is trying to assemble a disaster preparedness kit, do financial planning, make a will, or resolve a consumer complaint about a product, it can be accomplished quickly and simply by following the advice in this selection of booklets. The Citizen's Survival Kit will be provided FREE to Dear Abby readers.
Thank you, Abby, for continuing to promote the health and safety of all Americans. -- TERESA NAVARRO NASIF, DIRECTOR, FEDERAL CITIZEN INFORMATION CENTER
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