Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the American Red Cross Safe in the Sound Campaign's Passport to Preparedness event on Saturday, June 14.
Safe in the Sound is a three-year American Red Cross preparedness campaign with the mission of helping individuals and comunities throughout the Puget Sound region and coastal communities build their capacity to withstand, quickly adapt to and successfully recover from disasters - large and small.
The Passport to Preparedness event taught Puget Sound community members and families about emergency preparedness and gave them tools to mitigate their risks. Event participants were given a 'passport' and asked to learn about three aspects of emergency preparedness, such as fire safety, CPR training in the Seattle area and how to build a disaster kit. They received a stamp in their passport for each information table they visited. Then they were given a free emergency preparedness starter kit to take home.
The event was a resounding success - the Red Cross gave away 936 kits and a few thousand people learned about disaster preparedness.
A very special thank you to our partners who made Passport to Preparedness possible: Safe in the Sound founding partner Puget Sound Energy, PEMCO Insurance, the Kent Fire Department, Radio Disney, Fred Meyer and KING5.