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Red Cross to Offer Free Safety Courses for Youth at Marshall Public Library

MARSHALL, Mich., April 25 — The American Red Cross of Branch and Calhoun Counties is teaming up with Marshall Public Library this spring to offer free courses on water safety and disaster preparedness to the children from the community. Any elementary school-aged youth are invited to attend the “WHALE Tales” and “Be Ready 1,2,3!” classes taught by the Red Cross at Marshall Public Library located at 124 W Green St., Marshall.


“Be Ready 1,2,3!” teaches children what to do before and during emergency situations like thunderstorms, winter storms, and tornadoes. Children will learn how to assemble their own emergency kit as well as how to create and follow an emergency plan. The course is being offered on April 29 from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.


“WHALE Tales” teaches youth about the rules for water safety such as swimming with a buddy, wearing a life jacket, and more! The class is being offered on May 6 from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.


To sign-up for either class, please call the Marshall Public Library at (269) 781-7821. For more information on the courses, contact Skylar Larsen at the Red Cross of Branch and Calhoun Counties at (269) 962-7528 ext. 246.


For more information on how to give, get trained or get involved with the American Red Cross, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.


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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.