The American Red Cross Minn-Kota Region will be participating in the National Day Of Service on Saturday, January 19th. Volunteers from the community will come together and canvass the Fargo-Moorhead area to distribute fire prevention pamphlets from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King Day concides with the presidential inauguration, so President Barack Obama is asking all citizens to participate in an activity in their respective communities to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King.
“We are committed to making sure the community is prepared to avoid situations that might put their homes and lives at risk,” said Sean Coffman, Emergency Services Director. “Hopefully delivering safety materials will educate the public on preventing some home and apartment fires in the area.”
Part of the American Red Cross mission is to prepare individuals for all kinds of emergencies. While it is impossible to control every outcome, education and planning can help people feel more confident and provide the skills need to cope. The American Red Cross offers a robust library of tips and checklists to help you before, during and after an emergency.
If you would like to volunteer for the Red Cross on the National Day of Service, you can sign up at: http://action.2013pic.org/page/event/detail/nationaldayofservicecommunityresilience/wrs
To learn more about Red Cross training, please log on to www.redcross.org/what-we-do/training-education to sign up for a class or find out information that could save a life.