Staten Island: Free Emergency Preparedness Training

Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle providing relief after Superstorm Sandy.

Why:

As we know all too well, disasters large and small can strike our area, sometimes at a moment’s notice. That’s why being prepared BEFOREHAND with the right emergency supplies and a well-conceived plan is so important.

What:

FREE Emergency Preparedness Training –

On Saturday, June 22, 2013 the American Red Cross Greater New York Region’s Centennial Circle will organize a Community Preparedness Event sponsored by New York City Councilwoman Debi Rose. During the event, volunteers will teach 1-hour emergency preparedness training classes where all participants will learn the necessary skills to be prepared before an emergency occurs and receive a FREE emergency “Go Bag” (see registration info below). These bags will contain some basic emergency supplies. The event is free of cost and open to the general public.

All individuals who register in advance will receive a Go-Bag. Walk-ins will receive Go-Bags as supplies last. To register, email outreach.gny@redcross.org or call 212 875-2224.

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 join our blog at blog.redcross.org.

About the Centennial Circle:

Centennial Circle is an American Red Cross volunteer group made up of civic-minded women leaders from business and community organizations throughout Greater New York dedicated to making emergency preparedness an integral part of every New Yorker’s life. For more information, please contact Catherine Lague at 212-875-2189 or Catherine.Lague@redcross.org.

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