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Red Cross Lamar County to Hold Disaster Preparedness Breakfast

SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014 — The American Red Cross and community partner Paris Regional Medical Center are hosting a Disaster Preparedness Informational Breakfast on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 7:30am – 9:00am in Lewis Hall on the Paris Regional Medical Center campus at 865 Deshong Drive in Paris. Breakfast is provided and public is invited. RSVP is requested.

“Being prepared for disaster is a shared responsibility,” said John Davis, Executive Director of Red Cross in Lamar County.  “The recent catastrophic spring storms remind us that being prepared for disaster is a community-wide effort that includes government, business, non-profit organizations and individuals taking preparedness action.”

The Red Cross is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make America a more prepared and resilient nation. America's PrepareAthon! is part of that effort and can help everyone get prepared for spring severe weather emergencies such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires.

“Here in Paris, we will be joining in the national America’s PrepareAthon! campaign, with a community networking and preparedness breakfast.  The whole community is invited and encouraged to take advantage of the personal preparedness resources available, and learn of the great work our professional emergency managers are doing to help keep us safe,” said Davis.

In partnership with our host site, Paris Regional Medical Center, breakfast attendees will learn about local preparedness plans from professional emergency managers, Randy Tuttle, Emergency Manager for City of Paris, Heath Thomas, Emergency Manager for Lamar County and Shae Watson, Executive Director of the North East Texas Regional Advisory Council.  Additionally, attendees will gain information and learn about latest technology to personally prepare both their business and home for possible disaster.

“Potential for disaster in our Northeast Texas area is unpredictable and extreme.  From spring storms with tornadoes and flash floods, to summer wildfires and winter ice storms, the best we can do is be prepared,” continued Davis.  “This community breakfast is a great opportunity to increase our community and personal readiness with some simple tools and specific steps we can all take.”

To attend the breakfast, please RSVP by phone to Red Cross Lamar County at 903-737-4390 or  For more information, please like us at or follow @RedCrossNETexas.


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; or @RedcrossNETexas