September is National Preparedness Month and the perfect time to welcome and thank PC Construction for stepping forward to become the first partner to engage with the Vermont & the New Hampshire Upper Valley American Red Cross as a Ready 365 member.
“Through a generous gift of $10,000, PC Construction has both demonstrated a commitment to preparedness and highlighted the invaluable role that partners play in the work accomplished by the Red Cross,” said Larry Crist, Regional Executive for the Vermont & the New Hampshire Upper Valley American Red Cross.
Disasters, and being prepared to address the human needs created by their devastation, know no holidays. Ensuring that the Red Cross stands ready to offer help and hope to members of our communities is a 365 day a year effort. Ready 365 is an annual giving program established by the Red Cross to recruit corporate partners to help ensure that the organization is ready before disasters strike.
“Our local Red Cross responded more than 200 times this past year and we know that simply doesn’t happen if they can’t maintain readiness throughout the year,” said Kevin McCarthy, president and CEO at PC Construction. “Our donation to the Red Cross is our part to ensure that help for our neighbors is there when it is needed,” McCarthy added.
The funds provided by Ready 365 partners provides a reliable funding base for community disaster preparedness initiatives and relief services that enables the Red Cross to respond immediately, meeting the needs of individuals and families affected by disasters in our region. Ready 365 support also allows the Red Cross to collect about 46,000 pints of blood in Vermont each year, supports the organization’s ability to assist over 150 members of the armed services and their family annually, and helps us empower people through CPR and First Aid training.
The idea of preparedness is one close to PC Construction’s heart. In their line of work, safety is a critical aspect of the business and they know that preparedness is the first step in ensuring the health and well-being of their employee-owners – on and off the job. This month the company is encouraging staff to download free Red Cross mobile apps. Pictured here (see attached photo) is Anna Mayka as she downloads the Red Cross first aid and Flood apps utilizing QR codes on a placard set up at PC’s corporate offices in South Burlington.
About PC Construction:
PC Construction offers general contracting, construction management and design-build services to private companies and public entities of all sizes. The company manages projects along the East Coast and in the southeastern United States from its headquarters in Vermont and a network of locations in Florida, Georgia, Maine and North Carolina. A construction industry leader for 56 years, PC Construction (formerly Pizzagalli Construction) is guided to success by its more than 900 dedicated employee-owners.
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.