Businesses that sign up for a free Red Cross program to improve their emergency preparedness will get an added bonus of discounted training and products in May.
Businesses that join the Red Cross Ready Rating Program in May will receive a 20% coupon for CPR training and first aid/emergency products, as well as being entered for a chance to win a First Aid Emergency Drill valued at $4,000.
Ready Rating helps businesses and organizations become better prepared to respond to and recover from disasters and emergencies. Participants who join undergo a free assessment, receive a preparedness score and gain access to tools and resources to help them improve their score.
Up to 40 percent of small businesses fail to reopen after a natural or manmade disaster, and 94 percent of small business owners believe a disaster could seriously disrupt their business within the next two years.
“Businesses need to be prepared not only for their own survival, but for the recovery and well-being of the communities in which they’re based. If your business can’t recover from a disaster, it can’t contribute the jobs, services, goods and tax revenues so vital to the greater community’s ability to recover,” said Troy Staples, business preparedness manager for the Red Cross Mile High Region.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.