Tuesday, September 27, 2011

6 Months After

In the six months since the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, donations to the American Red have helped the Japanese Red Cross meet the emergency and longer-term needs of families living in evacuation centers and temporary housing.
The American Red Cross has contributed nearly $260 million to Japan’s recovery since the March 11 disaster.

Thank you to the many people who donated to the American Red Cross to help the disaster efforts in Japan.

Here is a message from the President of the Japanese Red Cross.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Second Annual Autumn Gourmet Gala

American Red Cross Guest Blogger:  Trina Polta

Prepare to temp your taste buds during the Second Annual Autumn Gourmet Gala.  The upcoming American Red Cross benefit event is scheduled to take place on October 6th from 6-9 PM. It will be a night of elegant food, drinks and an opportunity to bid your way into taking home some luxury custom packages.
Picture yourself taking a breather from your daily life.  You are gazing at beautiful mountain views from Earl's Lodge located at the Snowbasin Ski Resort, and indulging yourself by going out with the girls (or your special someone) on a week night! It's out of your daily routine, and you will surely ENJOY the excitement of it all.  Dare I say...let's just make it a kick off to a three day weekend.  Why not schedule Friday off of work? 

The premier restaurants looking forward to plating their signature edible art include Corbin's, Jasoh, Rooster's Brewing Company, Snowbasin Ski Resort, Tona, Zucca, MacCool's, Harley and Bucks, and Davis Hospital.  Tables of eight ($800) or individual tickets ($100) can be purchased by calling 801-625-0865.  One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to the American Red Cross.   

To purchase tickets as well as inquire about more event details, please contact Stephanie Christiansen by phone 801-625-0865.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

This is National Preparedness Month – Are You Ready?

September is National Preparedness Month! 

As thousands of people deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, National Preparedness Month, which starts today, is an opportunity to remind people of the importance of being ready for emergencies and steps that they can take

The three key steps to preparedness are Build a kit, make a plan, and be informed.

For the first day of preparedness month we'll focus on building a 72 hour kit!

An emergency preparedness kit should include enough supplies for at least three days. Supplies should include;
  • Water (one gallon, per person, per day),
  • Nonperishable food,
  • A flashlight, 
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio, 
  • Extra batteries
  • A first aid kit,
  • A 7-day supply of medications,
  • A multi-purpose tool, 
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items 
  • Copies of important personal documents.

The Red Cross also recommends having at least two weeks worth of supplies at home. A variety of emergency preparedness kits, first aid kits and other supplies are available at www.redcrossstore.org.

What's in your 72 hour kit?..