What Is PrepareSoCal:
The Campaign to Prepare Southern California for a Catastrophic Disaster
“… to create resilience within vulnerable communities throughout Southern California in communities where disaster risks and impacts – socioeconomically as well as geographically and environmentally – pose a grave threat to the viability of community life.”
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Red Cross Stands Ready
One thing we know for sure – if an earthquake or other disaster occurs, individuals and families in the Southern California area will turn to the local Red Cross to keep them safe and provide comfort – just as they have for over a 100 years.
That’s why the American Red Cross has launched PrepareSoCal, a tri-regional, three-year campaign to engage Southern California residents in preparing for a catastrophic disaster.
With support from individuals, organizations, businesses and government agencies, our goal is to create more resilient communities that are better equipped to help each other prevent, prepare for and respond to life-threatening disasters.
A Vital Campaign Reaching Ambitious Goals
PrepareSoCal is a public awareness campaign to create more resilient communities that are better equipped to help each other prevent, prepare for and respond to life-threatening disasters. Being prepared is the key to surviving a disaster, and PrepareSoCal wants to help viewers be prepared.
Strengthen Our Vulnerable Communities in the Face of Disaster
Despite all the beauty and opportunity California offers, threats of disasters exist and can cause great damage and take lives. PrepareSoCal offers a number of programs designed to engage and train communities, community leaders and business in how we, as Southern Californian’s, to be better prepared for disasters, big or small.
Train Communities to Be Prepared
We are identifying and training Red Cross residents in communities across the southland. Focusing on disaster preparedness training to vulnerable and underserved communities. Through PrepareSoCal, we will conduct preparedness education in all our covered counties and train residents in First Aid, CPR and how to use automated external defibrillators.