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American Red Cross to Present Disaster Preparedness Events throughout Red Cross Month

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SACRAMENTO, Calif., Friday, February 27, 2015 — March is Red Cross Month, and the American Red Cross Gold Country Region is proud to present ‘Disasters Hurt, Red Cross Helps!’* - an annual tradition to help families get better prepared for emergencies.

Red Cross volunteers will be on site at several events this month sharing information about how to plan and prepare for disasters, including how to put together a disaster kit, how to make an emergency plan with your family, and special disaster activities for kids. Visitors may even stop by and have their blood pressure checked. All activities are open to the public and free of charge.

“Red Cross Month is an opportunity for us to recognize and thank the everyday heroes in our communities,” said Kathleen Weis, CEO of the Red Cross Gold Country Region. “A big part of being an ‘everyday hero’ is knowing what to do in an emergency, and these events provide a great opportunity for people to get involved, get trained, and be ready to respond if and when the time comes.”

Disasters Hurt, Red Cross Helps events are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, February 28: Westfield’s Galleria at Roseville, 11am – 3pm
  • Saturday, March 7: Weberstown Mall, Stockton, 11am – 3pm
  • Saturday, March 7: Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto, 11am – 3pm

For more information about the Red Cross and how you can be an everyday hero, visit www.redcross.org/goldcountry.

* Formerly “Save-A-Life Saturday

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Gold Country Region serves a twenty-four county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties. For more information, visit www.redcross.org/goldcountry or follow us on Twitter @RCSierraDelta.

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