Disaster Preparedness: Be Red Cross Ready

Aug 31, 2017

Broadcast date: 8/31/17

While Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical depression, the catastrophic aftermath continues along the Gulf Coast, as heavy rain continues to move through the region, and warnings of potential flooding remain. Thousands of people have been forced to abandon their homes, leaving everything they own behind. It is anticipated that many more families will be impacted as rain continues to fall and flooding persists. As always, The American Red Cross has been there to help, and continues massive relief efforts, working day and night to get help to where it is needed most. 

Here on the Central Coast of California we don’t face hurricanes, but we do have our own natural disasters.  Would you be prepared? If disaster is coming to you, will you be a victim or a helper? Everyone knows the Red Cross helps people during emergencies, but an important part of their mission is to help you help yourself. Be prepared in case of disaster. Be Informed. Make a Plan. Get a Kit. And if you can--train to volunteer. 90% of the Red Cross workforce are volunteers.

Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with Paul Deis and Mark Penza, Red Cross Disaster Volunteers, as they discuss the mission of the American Red Cross, the response to Hurricane Harvey, the importance of disaster preparedness, and ways to assist disaster relief efforts today and beyond.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.