STOP! It's National Preparedness Month!

~ thanks to awesomesauce herself, volunteer Courtney, for this post! Oh, September. The kids are back in school, summer begrudgingly starts to turn to autumn, and pumpkin lattes slowly creep back onto coffee shop menus. It is a perfect time to sit down with your family and create your personal emergency preparedness plan! So, maybe emergency…… Continue reading STOP! It's National Preparedness Month!

White Castle and Red Cross Celebrate National Preparedness Month 2012

September is 2012 National Preparedness Month. And, to celebrate, White Castle is donating $12 to the Red Cross in honor of each and every new person who likes our Facebook page and/or follows @ColsRedCross on Twitter (up to a $5K maximum).   So, don’t wait! If you aren’t already part of our conversation, make the connection today. Or, encourage your…… Continue reading White Castle and Red Cross Celebrate National Preparedness Month 2012

Watch these Videos to See Red Cross in Action

September 6, 2012 – Nicolas Valdez’ Story, Hurricane Issac 2012 Watch the Video “Other people’s needs kept me occupied,” “You learn what you can do without,” says Nicolas Valdez, who helped others survive Hurricane Isaac. Valdez lives in Picayune, a town in southwest Mississippi where Isaac caused some of the region’s heaviest flooding. Valdez received…… Continue reading Watch these Videos to See Red Cross in Action

What's Your Emergency Communication Plan?

Advice from the Community Disaster Education trenches, by Courtney Zielinski The questions I’m asked most frequently at preparedness presentations have to do with keeping in contact with family and loved ones during a disaster or emergency. Knowing that loved ones are safe is a major concern when disasters happen and not all disasters and emergencies…… Continue reading What's Your Emergency Communication Plan?