Primary Menu

May 12, 2019 The American Red Cross Download

29:30 Download May 14th

David Skutnik, Regional Director of Communications for the American Red Cross of Eastern Pennsylvania, and Sophie Kluthe, Regional Communications Manager, spoke about ARC campaigns and programs, including their blood collections, emergency and disaster relief and training courses. He talked about the region served, one of the largest in the country, and the various needs – the shore versus the Poconos, inner cities and rural areas, communities facing hurricanes and areas near chemical plants and railroad lines.  They noted that disaster could strike anyone, through a storm, a chemical release or a house fire and preparation saves lives.  He spoke about Sound the Alarm, a campaign putting free ten-year lithium battery smoke detectors in homes, the pillow case project  for children helping them plan for emergency evacuation and their many hand outs and tip sheets on sheltering in place.  He recommended that every family create a plan for escape and for meeting up in a safe location and practicing it several times a year, especially for children whose abilities and maturity level changes fast.  Ms Kluthe pointed out that they respond to over 62,000 fires each year, and that the American Red Cross is there for the victims, with emergency shelter, food, and even counseling after a disaster, with the nation’s only emergency residential shelter.  Mr. Skutnik talked about Red Cross services to emergency responders and to our military when there’s a problem at home.  We discussed the ongoing need for blood donations and he described their collection facilities, their local drives and their incentives.  Finally, a look at the Red Cross training programs including lifeguard, baby sitter and CPR classes.

For more information go to redcross.org/easternpa

Podcasts you may like

Preston and Steve®

Play Latest (August 16th)

1091 episodes

podcast

The Bizarre Files

Daily news of the weird and wild from The Preston & Steve Show on 93.3 WMMR, Philadelphia.

Play Latest (August 16th)

749 episodes

podcast

Jaxon’s Local Shots

Play Latest (June 1st)

894 episodes

podcast

MMaRchives

Play Latest (August 9th)

1004 episodes

podcast

Attack Of The Brackets

Attack of the Brackets pits everyday items and topics up against each other, and it’s up to Jaxon and Sara to work together to determine which seed in the bracket will emerge as the sole victor. Follow along on Twitter: @BracketsPod | #AttackOfTheBrackets See the completed brackets HERE (spoilers ahead!)

Play Latest (August 9th)

17 episodes

podcast