Long Beach, October 30, 2012 – Halloween is just around the corner and youngsters will soon be out trick or treating. As they get ready to collect their Halloween treats, the American Red Cross has tips to make this a fun and safe Halloween.
“Halloween is a fun time, especially for the little ones,” said Margaret Arbini Madonna. “The Red Cross has steps everyone can take to make sure their Halloween is also a safe one.”
COSTUME SAFETY There are steps parents can take to keep their little ghosts and goblins safe in their disguises:
BE SAFE WHILE OUT AND ABOUT To maximize safety for the trick or treaters, plan a route ahead of time. Make sure adults know where children are going. If the children are young, a parent or responsible adult should accompany them as they walk through the neighborhood.
Here are more safety tips to follow as children go from house to house:
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:
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 — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
American Red Cross Greater Long Beach/Rio Hondo chapters serve the 21 cities of:
Artesia, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Carson, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Long Beach, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Paramount, Santa Fe Springs, San Pedro, Signal Hill, Whittier, Wilmington the 2 ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the Island of Catalina.