The American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter wants your family to have a safe Halloween. As ghouls and goblins take over the night, even scary creatures need to be safe and celebrate Halloween right. The greatest hazards aren’t vampires and villains, but falls, costume mishaps and automobile collisions.
“Halloween is a fun time, especially for the little ones,” said Cindy Erickson, Regional CEO of the American Red Cross. “The Red Cross has steps everyone can take to make sure their Halloween is also a safe one.”
The Red Cross encourages our entire community to follow these “lucky 13” tips for a safe Halloween:
GREETING TRICK OR TREATERS For those who expect to welcome trick-or-treaters at their door, they can make sure it’s fun for everyone by following a few tips:
The Red Cross is part of the “All Ready” campaign, a unified effort among emergency preparedness experts in the bi-state region that focuses on the importance of individual preparedness. The campaign encourages the three critical steps of preparedness: Make a plan, Get a kit, Be informed.
The American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region is a proud member agency of the United Way, which makes significant investments every year in Red Cross services.
About the American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region:
Celebrating 95 years of dedicated service in the region, the American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies. Thousands of volunteers and generous donors provide community support services including disaster relief, preparedness efforts, training in lifesaving skills, service to military families and blood services. The Greater St. Louis Region covers St. Louis City, and 72 surrounding counties in Missouri and Illinois. All disaster relief services are free. To learn more about the Red Cross, contact your local Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767).