UNION — The Union Public Library will host two sessions of a disaster preparedness presentation called “Be Red Cross Ready” on Thursday, June 17, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The sessions will be presented by the Tri-County chapter of the American Red Cross.
Disaster can strike at any time and often without warning. Whether it’s a single family fire or major flooding across New Jersey – if you and your family are affected, it’s a disaster.
These free 45 minute presentations will focus on three simple steps to get prepared: (1) get or build an emergency supplies kit, (2) make a plan that includes evacuation information and emergency contacts for staying connected with loved ones during a disaster and (3) be informed about the types of disasters that you and your family may face and the best ways to respond to them.
The American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Last year, almost a million volunteers and 35,000 employees helped victims of almost 75,000 disasters; taught lifesaving skills to millions; and helped U.S. service members separated from their families stay connected. Almost 4 million people gave blood through the Red Cross, the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States. The American Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work.
Learn more about disaster preparedness at www.tricountyredcross.org/disaster/ds.html.
The Union Public Library is located at 1980 Morris Avenue. For further information, call the reference department at (908) 851-5452.
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