Santa Barbara Red Cross Hosts Superstorm Sandy Update

The reception will be an opportunity for Red Cross supporters and the public to hear lessons learned from the response, relief and recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy.

SANTA BARBARA March 18, 2013 — The American Red Cross serving Santa Barbara County will be hosting a SuperStorm Sandy Three Month Update & Local Response Effort reception on Thursday, March 21 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Santa Barbara County Office, located at 2707 State Street. The event is open to the public and RSVPs are required. Please RSVP by calling Lindsay Grove at 679-6671.

The event will feature briefings by locally deployed volunteers and staff, shelter and preparedness simulations, as well as emergency food tastings. Wine from Barefoot Wines and appetizers from Fresco will be served.

Your Red Cross is here to assist in preparing you and the community for disasters. The reception will be an opportunity for Red Cross supporters and the public to hear lessons learned from the response, relief and recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy. More than 60 trained Red Cross workers were sent from the Tri-County area to help with Superstorm Sandy, and the lessons they have learned will assist our communities – especially considering that our area is at high risk for earthquakes and wildfires.

Please join us in getting prepared!

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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 join our blog at blog.redcross.org.