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Does Your Family Have a Game Plan? The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter and PG&E Join to Promote Emergency Preparedness

WHAT: Would you know how to turn off your gas or electricity in an emergency? Would you know what to do if you couldn't return to your home after a fire or flood? How would you reconnect with your family if cell phones weren't working? Do you have an emergency supply kit?

All Californians need to be safe and prepared for emergencies large and small. We can't always anticipate when we will face an emergency, but we can take steps to be ready.

During the Monday Night Football pre-game ceremony, the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter will announce their new emergency preparedness partnership with PG&E. PG&E will donate $1 up to $50,000 for every pledge a local family makes to create a Family Safety Plan through In addition, the Red Cross will recognize three Emergency Awareness MVPs from the community.


  • American Red Cross Bay Area Chief Executive Officer Harold W. Brooks
  • Former 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice
  • Three area Emergency Awareness Community MVPs, who will be recognized as part of the pre-game ceremony
  • WHEN: Monday, November 19, 2012 at approximately 5:15 p.m., during the Monday Night Football pre-game ceremony

    WHERE: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA

    About American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter

    As a community-based, humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter provides relief to those affected by disasters and empowers individuals in our community to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. By helping people in the Bay Area learn how to take care of their families and neighbors, the Red Cross strengthens the community and makes it ready for all types of disasters, including home fires, earthquakes, wildfires and health emergencies. Call 1-888-4-HELP-BAY (1-888-443-5722) or visit to learn more. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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    About PG&E

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), and the PG&E Corporation Foundation strive to power strong communities throughout Northern and Central California. In 2011, PG&E contributed more than $23 million to more than 1,100 charitable organizations, including matching the generosity of employees who donated more than $5.3 million and volunteered over 32,000 hours to company-supported events. Community investments are funded entirely by shareholders. For more information, visit