an important message from our Regional Executive Director�It
may seem overwhelming or unimportant to get prepared, but we know
from recent floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and local house fires that
taking steps ahead of time can help each of us, our families and our
communities respond better and stay safer in a disaster.
September is National Preparedness Month. The American Red Cross
joins the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and a coalition of
more than 1,500 organizations in helping us get prepared. Learn the
three recommended preparedness actions to Be Red Cross Ready
get a kit;
make a plan;
be informed. Take the Pledge to Prepare, get involved, and help
to prepare New Hampshire.
Here are some tips from your local Granite Chapter of the
American Red Cross:
Learn online about how to prepare by going to our
Be Red Cross Ready education module
What�s Your Readiness Quotient? Survey (http://www.whatsyourrq.org/)
to get your preparedness score.
information and download tools to help you fulfill your
pledge to prepare (https://www.redcross.org/services/prepare/0,1082,0_239_,00.html).
Listen to or download and share with others our Be Red Cross
a kit (https://americanredcrosspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/brcr1kit.mp3);
Make a plan (https://americanredcrosspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/brcr2plan.mp3);
Be informed (https://americanredcrosspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/brcr3informed.mp3).
Get involved by volunteering at
Red Cross chapter. Call us at 1-800-464-6692.
Talk to your friends, neighbors, family members and co-workers about
steps we all can take to be prepared for the next emergency or
Staff and volunteers at the Granite Chapter, which serves the
Concord area, Lakes Region and North Country, are ready to offer
more information about becoming prepared, like how to sign up for a
class, volunteer for the Red Cross or get a Red Cross speaker to
talk about preparedness to your community group, school or
workplace. To learn more, call us at 1-800-464-6692.
Together we can help to prepare New Hampshire!
Timothy F. Murray
Regional Executive Director,
American Red Cross, New Hampshire Region