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American Red Cross Offers “Be Red Cross Ready” Presentations in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Dec. 2, 2013 — The American Red Cross is inviting the community to “Be Red Cross Ready” presentations that teaches the three simple actions of preparedness: Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed. The 40-minute presentation will give participants an opportunity to learn how to equip themselves with necessities that can make a difference should an emergency occur. Presentations will be held at the Mitney Center at 1801 Front Street in Georgetown on Dec. 17 from 5:30p.m. and 6:30p.m. and on Dec. 18 and 19 at 6:30p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Nearly 21 million U.S. adults were affected by disasters in the last decade. That’s nearly 5 times more than in the prior decade. This year the Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross has provided disaster relief assistance to more than 4,300 people affected by disaster in our region including the Front Street fire in Georgetown.

People in Georgetown can join the rank of the millions of people who are helping to prepare themselves today for tomorrow’s emergencies. For more information or to sign up for a presentation contact Dalia Dinkins 803-540-1232 or