Thursday, April 21, 2011

Egg wrap up!

Although our egg laying troop was out bright and early getting ready to hide candy and preparedness filled eggs for those attending our Preparedness Education Egg Hunt this afternoon, the hail, snow and cold kept us from actually hiding any! However we didn't let that stop us.  Our brave egg hunters still came out to learn more about emergency preparedness and, of course, eat some candy
Candy, pictures of necessary preparedness items you should have in your emergency kits (I.e. water, a can opener, a radio), golden tickets that you redeem for some amazing giveaways (I.e. first aid kits, book bags, and water bottles) and of course, emergency whistles were stuffed inside over 900 eggs for our excited egg hunters!
And that's not all we sent them home with! They also got a Ready Rex preparedness activity books and a fun stress ball!
Thanks to the great participation between the American Red Cross and the BMHA Citizen Corps Council, BMHA Resident Services and Frederick Douglass Resident Council this event was a great success with over 70 people in attendance who all went away with a better understanding of how to be Red Cross Ready and how to get a kit, make a plan and stay informed… with the added excitement of an egg hunt and sweet reward of candy and preparedness themed prizes!!
Click here to see YNN's story on the Preparedness Egg Hunt!
If you are interested in learning more about how you can be Red Cross Ready, you can visit us online or contact Denise Herkey-Jarosch, Regional Coordinator, NYS Citizens Preparedness Program, at (716) 878-2231 or Louise Porter, Prepared and Ready Coordinator at (716) 878-2230 to schedule a Be Red Cross Ready presentation that addresses issues such as fire preparedness.

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