MINEOLA, N.Y. March 7, 2023 -- In partnership with the Brentwood Public Library, the American Red Cross on Long Island will host “Prepare Brentwood,” a day-long community event on March 25, 2023, featuring safety courses, family readiness training, service opportunities, refreshments, prizes, and more. “Prepare Brentwood” is free to the public and open to residents of all ages.
“At the American Red Cross, we know all too well the devastating impact that disasters like home fires and hurricanes, as well as other unexpected life events, can have on the communities we serve. That’s why community preparedness – which can minimize the impact of these emergencies – is such a priority for us,” said Jose Dominguez, CEO, American Red Cross on Long Island. “We are proud to partner with the Brentwood Public Library to help bring a day of free Red Cross readiness training – in multiple languages – to more individuals and families.”
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Brentwood Public Library
34 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717
SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION
See the event and course schedule below.
Register at: https://www.brentwoodnylibrary.org/preparebrentwood
PREPAREDNESS FOR KIDS: PREPARE WITH PEDRO
A preparedness education program for kids ages 5-7 that teaches students how to BE PREPARED and TAKE ACTION in the event of a home fires or other local disaster. Students will learn coping skills and receive a storybook to share what they have learned at home.
- 10:00 AM - Spanish
- 11:00 AM - English
- 1:00 AM - English and Spanish
PREPAREDNESS FOR KIDS: THE PILLOWCASE PROJECT
The Pillowcase Project is a free interactive preparedness program designed for kids ages 8-12. The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of local hazards, teach safety and emotional coping skills, as well as the importance of personal and family preparedness.
- 10:00 AM – Spanish
- 11:00 AM – English
- 1:00 PM - English and Spanish
Hands-only CPR is a life-saving technique that involves chest compressions on a person who has suffered sudden cardiac arrest.
- 11:45 AM-12:45 PM - English and Spanish
- 12:45 PM-1:45 PM - English and Spanish
PREPAREDNESS: PREPARE, RESPOND, RECOVER: WHAT TO DO WHEN DISASTER STRIKES
This training provides a comprehensive overview on how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters, and how to respond to and recover from them. For kids and adults ages 13 and up.
- 10:00 AM - Spanish
- 11:30 AM - English
- 1:00 PM - English and Creole
FREE SMOKE ALARMS: RED CROSS HOME FIRE CAMPAIGN
Interested in learning more about how to prepare your home and family for a home fire? Visit http://www.soundthealarm.org/li to sign up for a fire safety visit, including the installation of a FREE smoke alarm by trained Red Cross volunteers in your home, or sign up in person on March 25 for a same-day installation.
- All day, English and Spanish
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
About the Brentwood Public library:
The Brentwood Public Library's mission is to provide an environment for lifelong learning by making available responsive services and resources that inform, educate, and enrich the lives of the people of the community. The Brentwood Public Library is partnering with the Red Cross to help the community become more sustainable and self reliant. For more information, please visit www.brentwoodnylibrary.org, Email Directorsoffice@brentwoodnylibrary.org or message us on social media.