Oracle Continues Support of Red Cross School Safety Program

Oracle Continues Support of Red Cross School Safety Program
The SSI Program was developed to teach children, teens, and young adults safety awareness and safety skills.

Oracle Corporation presented a check to the American Red Cross for their School Safety Initiative program. (L to R) Eric Carlson, Facility Manager; Lynn Rae, SSI coordinator; Steven Hagan, Oracle; and Maria White CEO New Hampshire Red Cross.

Concord, NH, April 17, 2013 –Oracle Corporation once again partners with the American Red Cross in support of the School Safety Initiative (SSI) – a program that teaches basic first aid and safety response to school-aged children in the Greater Nashua area. Recently Oracle presented the Red Cross with a gift of over $21,000 to continue the program next school year.

The SSI Program was developed to teach children, teens, and young adults safety awareness and safety skills. Through the SSI programs students of all ages learn how to prevent accidents before they happen. Since accidents do occur even with the best prevention, students also learn how to prepare for and respond to a variety of emergency situations. They learn basic first aid skills, gain an understanding of how natural disasters occur, and learn how to deal with terrorism and tragic events. SSI also enables students to start a school club and become involved in their community by promoting Red Cross service projects and trainings that help their school, families, and communities.

Thousands of school-aged children have been involved in the SSI programs and four Greater Nashua schools developed Red Cross Clubs. For more information visit us at www.redcross.org/nh-school-safety.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

The Red Cross is a charitable organization, not a government agency.

For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or call 889-6664 ext 233.