Red Cross volunteers Gerry Holmes and Judy Sperling-Newton have traveled across the country many times to help people affected by large disasters. While attending a training, they were recently stopped by a stranger who recognized the Red Cross emblem on their clothing, and received a heart felt reminder that–whether large or small—the Red Cross is always there to help when disasters strike.
“Since that day we monthly give financial contributions to the Red Cross because there’s going to be someone every day that needs you all’s services… You all have been a blessing to me and my family.”
You might consider home fires a seasonal threat, only wreaking havoc inside when the world outside is frosty. However, the Red Cross responds to fires all year round – helping when an inferno strikes about every nine minutes somewhere across the country. Check out our Fire Prevention & Safety Checklist to learn more.
You can take the three simple steps to protect yourself and your family from emergencies today:
1. Get a kit
2. Make a plan
3. Be informed