Re: Project Safeside (Community Disaster Education youth Service Project)
Amick Robert (amick@spot.Colorado.EDU)
Wed, 9 Apr 1997 13:09:29 -0600 (MDT)
To members of the lists: APO-L, Scouts-L, Explorer-net, Arrow-L
The following post is from Dr. Rocky Lopes, National Director for
Community Disaster Education, American Red Cross. The program discussed
is a great opportunity to further the objectives of Community Service for
youth organizations by helping others to prepare for and survive natural
disasters. Please look into this and consider adopting a Community
Disaster Education project or program in your Community.
For web page links to various Community Disaster Education
organizations such as Red Cross, FEMA, CU Natural Hazards Center, see
Emergency Management Explorer Post 493 at:
Bob Amick, Advisory Board Chair, Gamma Theta Chapter, Alpha Phi Omega,
National Service Organization, and Red Cross Community Disaster Education
Instructor; Explorer Advisor, High Adventure Explorer Post 72, Boulder, CO
On Wed, 9 Apr 1997, Rocky Lopes wrote:
> Project Safeside: Keeping Ahead of the Storm
> The American Red Cross and The Weather Channel have
> renewed our close working relationship to help educate people
> about weather disasters and ways to prevent, prepare for, and
> respond to them. Project Safeside: Keeping Ahead of the Storm
> is the outcome of this renewed relationship. Raising the level of
> preparedness among American families and supporting
> disaster relief are critical objectives of the Red Cross which will
> be met through this project.
> The goal of Project Safeside is to raise national awareness for
> the need to plan and prepare for severe weather emergencies to
> reduce the large number of weather-related casualties and the
> billions of dollars in lost and damaged property caused by
> weather disasters.
> There are lots of things planned for Project Safeside... like media
> interviews on which I have participated. Several CDE folks/fans
> have commented after seeing me on Dateline NBC, CNN, and
> CBS This Morning.
>For more information about Project Safeside, look for Disaster
>Services Connection #24 on the Red Cross Intranet site (if you
>have access). If you don't have access to Crossnet, you can get
>a copy of this Connection faxed to you by calling the automated
>Red Cross fax-back line at 1-800-289-3299 and requesting
>document number 2108.
> A national survey about how people are prepared (or not) for
> disaster was conducted to lay the foundation for our work on this
> project. A summary of survey results is contained in the
> Connection mentioned above.
> More info will follow in the coming weeks and months. I hope
> you will get on the Safeside, work with your local cable TV
> operator, and help continue to get the message out about what
> people can do to get ready for disaster.