Red Cross to Partner with Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation

We continue to strengthen our relationship with Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation by providing disaster response and preparedness training

Topeka, KS – Tuesday, October 29, 2013 — The American Red Cross Kansas Capital Area Chapter announced today a partnership with Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation designed to assist Kansans when disaster strikes.

“Collaboration with our partners helps educate our communities and ensure the safety and welfare of our citizens,” said Jo Ann Long, Community Chapter Executive, Kansas Capital Area Chapter. “We continue to strengthen our relationship with Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation by providing disaster response and preparedness training.”

The partnership includes a $4,000 grant from Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation to assist those affected by disaster with immediate needs such as food, shelter, and emotional support.

A check presentation will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, at the American Red Cross, 1221 SW 17th Street, Topeka, KS 66604.

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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.