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Kew Gardens / Forest Hills / Queens / NYC
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Help the American red Cross of Greater New York Win $25,000 from Pepsi Refresh Project!
The American Red Cross in Greater NY responds to on average 7 disasters a day (mostly fires and building vacates). Unfortunately, most of these disasters occur in low income communities. In order to better equip these vulnerable neighborhoods to better manage an emergency or disaster situation, the NY Red Cross would like to collaborate with community centers in these areas to offer free emergency preparedness classes and supplies to 2500 people. Classes will teach attendees how to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters by following a 3-step “Be Red Cross Ready” protocol. Additionally, each attendee will be equipped with an “emergency supply starter kit” at the end of the session.