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Red Cross Announces First Ready Rating Workshop in Kerrville

10/13/2014 - Kerrville - Red Cross Announces First Ready Rating Workshop in Kerrville
Providing resources to help [businesses] become resilient in the face of an emergency is incredibly important—not just for local business owners and employees, but for all of us.

The American Red Cross Hill Country Chapter today announced the launch of Ready Rating, a program to help businesses, churches, schools and communities prepare for disasters. The first ever Ready Rating Workshop will take place on November 11th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

“Small businesses and organization are the heart of our community,” says Jacques DuBose, Executive Director of the American Red Cross Hill Country Chapter. “Providing resources to help them become resilient in the face of an emergency is incredibly important—not just for local business owners and employees, but for all of us.”

The workshop will provide essential preparedness tools and resources for free to local organizations. Topics will include how to create an emergency plan, avoid common insurance mishaps, find funding that is available to help with recovery and establish continuity of operations to help your business make it through the storm.

When:

November 11, 2014 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where:

American Red Cross Hill Country Chapter

333 Earl Garrett Street

Kerrville, TX 78028

RSVP to: Curtis Eckman at Curtis.Eckman@redcross.org.

Start your plan today at www.readyrating.org and attend a workshop.

“The Red Cross is known for helping families prepare for and recover from disaster, small and large, every single day,” said DuBose. “Providing the same customized resources to our local businesses is the next step toward making our entire community safer and more resilient.”

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 redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.