In An Emergency, Would You Know What To Do?
Brooklyn, NY- State Senator Parker and the American Red Cross of Greater New York sponsored a community preparedness event on Thursday, September 18, 2008 hosted by Pastor Gilford Monrose at the Mt. Zion Church of God (7th Day). The joint effort was held to help Brooklyn residents become better prepared when responding to emergencies.
“Tragedies across the world serve as a serious reminder that emergency preparedness is important for us to learn,” said Senator Parker. “I am pleased to partner with these important organizations to encourage my constituents to take action to prepare for emergencies and consider the needs of their families in that process.”
The free presentation suggests making an emergency family disaster kit including food, water, medicines and medical records. The presentation also taught attendees to create a family disaster plan and to learn which shelters in their area are along their evacuation route in the event of an emergency.
Participants received a free interactive CD that can be used to create a customized evacuation plan and other tools that will help any family get prepared. For more information, visit www.nyredcross.org/readyny 
About Senator Kevin Parker
Senator Kevin S. Parker is committed to restoring the overall quality of life for the constituents of the 21st Senatorial District in Brooklyn. A lifelong Brooklyn resident, Senator Parker has been a Flatbush resident for more than 27 years. Having been nurtured, schooled and employed in the district, Senator Parker is intimately familiar with the needs of this ethnically diverse community that consists of 311,000 constituents in several communities which include: Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington and Borough Park.