Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Great Gift For The Holidays!!

The Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter of the American Red Cross encourages Utahns to buy the gift of preparedness for friends and family this year. A recent American Red Cross study found 93% of Americans are not prepared for a disaster. All you need to do is get a kit, make a plan and be informed. If you are a victim of a fire, flood, evacuation or earthquake, you’ll be ready! The American Red Cross and your local Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter offer free preparedness tips online as well as a bookstore with these items for sale. The Salt Lake Chapter’s bookstore phone number is 801-323-7014 and they can take your orders over the phone or you can stop by in person at 465 S. 400 E. in Salt Lake City.

First Aid kits run $5 - $25. You can make your own 72-hour preparedness kits or buy them for $50-70. There are a wide variety of preparedness items available. The American Red Cross also encourages people to build their own kits if they want to keep the costs down and offers free tips on how to build a kit and what items should be in the kits. For the lists, visit and click on Be Prepared. You can also watch a free preparedness video on the website in English or Spanish that walks you through the process to get a kit, make a plan and be informed.

“First Aid and 72-Hour Kits are great gift ideas. It is something different and something families really need. Whether you make them or buy them from the Red Cross, we highly recommend preparedness gifts for the holidays!” Said Chapter CEO Maxine Margaritis, “Your local Chapter disaster relief teams are always here to help you when disaster strikes, but we also work to help your community be prepared, so that everyone is as safe as possible.”

Thursday, November 6, 2008

CRS donates $6300

Launch A Workplace Campaign for the American Red Cross, Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter

Dear Friend,

Would you like to help your local Red Cross Chapter?

That is what Caldwell Richards Sorensen did. They saw local Red Cross volunteers on the news helping during the hurricane season and CRS decided they wanted to help their local chapter. CRS launched a campaign in the workplace. Employees had the option to make a donation to the Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter right out of their paychecks and then the company matched the donation at the end of the month.

The grand total came to $6,300! The Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter of the American Red Cross shares a big THANK YOU to CRS! Now, it is your turn. If you'd like to launch a campaign at your workplace, give us a call and we'll set it up for you. Call our Development Director Neva Baker at 801-323-7003 or email

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Peyton Manning Supports the Red Cross

It's Almost Winter

Heading into winter now! Check out and click on 'Be Prepared'. Look for free emergency tips to keep safe during winter. If you are caught in a blazing snowstorm are you suppose to stay in your car? Or leave it? Check out the Red Cross safety tips so you'll know what to do if you are caught in a life threatening situation.