September is National Preparedness Month and Isaac’s Famous Grilled Sandwiches is partnering with the American Red Cross during the month of September to encourage local residents to be prepared for a disaster. On Thursday, September 19, 2013, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Isaac’s 18 locations will be hosting a “Community Night” fundraiser benefiting American Red Cross as they provide shelter, meals, relief supplies and emotional comfort to people impacted by natural disasters throughout the United States. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the cost of dine-in, takeout, online orders and catering will go directly to support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. A flyer must be presented when paying and are available here.
Isaac’s is taking preparedness at their own stores, seriously as well. The American Red Cross will be training Store Safety Reps and Specialists in first aid, CPR and disaster throughout Isaac’s footprint. According to Phil Wenger, “Isaac’s is always looking for community partnerships that create a win/win. Our Safety Committee will receive first-class training on handling safety-related situations that may arise in our restaurants. American Red Cross will have the opportunity to raise awareness and funds through our Community Night that will assist them in continuing the critical work they do in our local communities and around the world.”
Ellen Kyzer, MPA, Regional Executive Officer for the American Red Cross serving central Pennsylvania, “We are excited to partner with Isaac’s, one of South Central Pennsylvania’s most philanthropic businesses. They are giving the Red Cross a wonderful opportunity to highlight the importance of preparedness and encourage people in our communities to ‘Be Red Cross Ready’.’’
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from caring individuals and, in part, by contributions given through the United Way.
You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may be sent to the American Red Cross, 430 W. Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17603 or any local Red Cross offices.
A United Way Organization
Support of the American Red Cross, and our disaster relief program, will enable us to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters, like this one here in Central Pennsylvania, across the country and around the world.
Every year the Red Cross spends an average of $450 million on our Disaster Services program. That includes not only the cost of the direct services to our clients – feeding, sheltering and emotional support – for the nearly 70,000 disasters we respond to every year. It also includes the costs to maintain those things that help us provide assistance to people in need.
The local Red Cross does not fundraise for specific victims of a disaster, but rather fundraises to aid those affected by future disasters.
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.