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It’s Game On in the Central Coast!

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"to ensure local residents and the organizations that serve them are equipped with the training, resources and networks necessary to effectively prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies."

WHAT:

PG&E will announce the expansion of the successful Greater San Francisco Bay Area Ready Neighborhoods initiative to the Central Coast encompassing Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey Counties by providing culturally sensitive and age appropriate disaster preparedness training to targeted communities with the goal of educating approximately 10,000 local residents throughout the Central Coast.

WHEN & WHERE:

  • Sunday, September 16, 2012
  • The Fiesta Patrias, Downtown Plaza and Main St in Watsonville.
  • Check Presentation and Press Conference at 1:00 p.m.
  • WHO: Scheduled speakers to include:

  • Wendy Sarsfield, Government Relations Area Manager, PG&E
  • Patsy Gasca, Emergency Services Manager, American Red Cross Santa Cruz County Chapter
  • Chief Mark Bisbee, City of Watsonville Fire Department
  • WHEN & WHERE:

  • Sunday, September 16, 2012
  • El Grito, Alisal Street in Salinas
  • Check Presentation and Press Conference at 3:00 p.m.
  • WHO: Scheduled speakers to include:

  • Wendy Sarsfield, Government Relations Area Manager, PG&E
  • Luis Alvarez, American Red Cross Monterey Bay Area Chapter Board Chair
  • About Ready Neighborhoods

    Ready Neighborhoods is an innovative multi-year initiative which was launched in April 2011 in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is designed to transform neighborhoods into models of disaster readiness throughout the region. The goal is to ensure local residents and the organizations that serve them are equipped with the training, resources and networks necessary to effectively prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. This collaborative effort is led by individuals and organizations within each community, facilitated by the American Red Cross and supported with lead funding by PG&E.

    About the American Red Cross Santa Cruz County Chapter

    The American Red Cross Santa Cruz County Chapter is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that depends on the generous contributions of time and money from Santa Cruz County residents and companies to provide services and programs that help our community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit our website at www.redcross.org/santacruz or call us at (831) 462-2881. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

    About American Red Cross Monterey Bay Area Chapter

    With office locations in Carmel, Salinas and Hollister, the American Red Cross Monterey Bay Chapter is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that depends on the generous contributions of time and money from Monterey and San Benito Counties residents and companies to provide services and programs that help our community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit our website at www.redcross.org/montereybay or call us at 1-831-624-6921. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

    About PG&E

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), and the PG&E Corporation Foundation strive to power strong communities throughout Northern and Central California. In 2011, PG&E contributed more than $23 million to more than 1,100 charitable organizations, including matching the generosity of employees who donated more than $5.3 million and volunteered over 32,000 hours to company-supported events. Community investments are funded entirely by shareholders. For more information, visit www.pge.com/community.

    Media Contacts:

  • Cynthia Shaw
  • American Red Cross Communications
  • Cynthia.shaw@redcross.org
  • 408-666-6857
  • 24 hour Media Hotline 831-600-4988
  • Mónica Tell
  • PG&E External Communications
  • M1T2@pge.com
  • 415-272-4788
  • 24 hour Media Hotline 415-973-5930