Posted: 10:32 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2012
BE RED CROSS READY. Home fires are the most common disaster the Red Cross responds to and also the most preventable. Learn how to prepare your household. Visit redcross.org, click the tab: Preparing and Prepare home and family. The Red Cross also has training for groups and businesses. To learn how to make your business Red Cross Ready email: Karli.Epstein@redcross.org.
The Northern Nevada American Red Cross chapter area covers 87,000 square miles with a population of more than 670,000 people. Our chapter territory is from Tonopah north, with our main chapter in Reno and branch offices in Elko, Incline Village and Winnemucca.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information about becoming a volunteer, health and safety classes, or making a donation, call 775-856-1000 or visit our website at www.nevada.redcross.org.