Preschoolers Invited to Attend American Red Cross’s Safety Town

The American Red Cross Metro New York North Chapter is hosting its annual children’s safety and preparedness program, Safety Town. Children attending Kindergarten in the upcoming school year are invited to attend Safety Town for one week, either June 4–8 or June 11–15, to learn about safety topics such as fire prevention, crossing the street safely, “stranger danger” and much more.

During the one-week program, children also will receive presentations from community leaders, including the Greenwich Fire Department, Greenwich Police Department and Greenwich Emergency Medical Services (G.E.M.S.), who will offer special insights into safety education.

“We look forward to teaching our youngsters about safety inside and outside of the home environment. It is important to teach them about these topics at a young age because disasters and safety concerns can happen at any time and they need to be prepared,” said Carissa Duro, Youth Services Associate with the Metro New York North chapter.

Safety Town will educate approximately 400 children from the Greenwich, Conn., Stamford, Conn., and Rye, N.Y. areas. Safety Town will be hosted at the Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink in Byram, Conn. (a neighborhood section of Greenwich, Conn. bordering Westchester County, N.Y.).

For more information regarding Safety Town and to inquire about availability, please contact Carissa Duro, Youth Services Associate, at Carissa.Duro@RedCross.org or (203) 869-8444.

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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.