HALFMOON, NY – New York State Senator Daphne Jordan (R,C,I-Halfmoon) today announced that she is partnering with the American Red Cross to sponsor a free emergency preparedness course at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. The free, specialized training will be offered Thursday, April 28, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, located at 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065.
As noted on the American Red Cross website – www.redcross.org – “Emergencies come in many shapes and sizes – some man-made, others acts of nature. While it is impossible to control every outcome, education and planning can help you feel more confident that you and your loved ones will have the skills needed to cope.” In announcing the event, Senator Jordan stressed the importance of emergency preparedness led by the trained professionals at the American Red Cross.
“There’s ‘ready’ and then there’s ‘Red Cross Ready.’ Being ‘Red Cross Ready’ for an emergency means following simple steps in advance to ensure individuals and their families can weather a crisis safely and comfortably. This free training that I’m sponsoring with the American Red Cross will help people acquire skills, knowledge, and confidence critical to being fully prepared to handle any emergency. Everyone is encouraged to attend this free training and I thank the American Red Cross for their continued partnership with these special community events that I’m proud to sponsor,” Senator Jordan said.
More details on American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Training are available here: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies.html.
Founded by Clara Barton on May 21, 1881, the American Red Cross is dedicated to serving people in need. The American Red Cross received its first congressional charter in 1900 and to this day is tasked by the federal government with providing services to members of the American armed forces and their families, as well as providing disaster relief in the United States and around the world. In 2021, the Red Cross celebrated 140 years of compassionate service in preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. American Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services – from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping individuals be prepared to respond in emergencies.