Disaster Preparedness

  • Greater Houston - Disaster Preparedness
The American Red Cross is there when disaster strikes - but we’re also working tirelessly year-round to prepare individuals, households, communities, businesses and organizations so that they can reduce their vulnerability and be more resilient in the face of disaster. By taking proactive steps together today, we can reduce the social and economic damage caused by future disasters and emergencies.

South Jersey - Pillowcase Project

Preparedness for the Youth

The American Red Cross Pillowcase Project is a free, interactive preparedness program designed for youth ages 8 to 11. The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of natural hazards and teaches safety, emotional coping skills, and personal preparedness.

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Preparedness for the Community

The American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region responds to nearly 58,341 disasters in a single year. However, the most common disaster response for the Red Cross is home fires. Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross responds to a home fire or other emergency. Home fires can happen quickly, devastating lives and property.

Red Cross offers training for companies

Preparedness for the Workplace

Businesses, schools and local organizations are a vital part of every community and essential to their community's ability to remain strong after a disaster or emergency. From a heart attack on site or a fire that destroys your files to a major disaster affecting your ability to operate, emergencies can strike anytime, anywhere.

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Preparedness Special Events & Campaigns

Visit this page for information about disaster preparedness and resiliency as well as seasonal events and campaigns like National Preparedness Month and Home Fire Prevention Week.

Smiling family

Preparedness Resources

The Red Cross offers preparedness information, and also partners with numerous local, state and national agencies to promote disaster preparedness and resiliency.