June 22, 2010
Red Cross Supports Field Day
Fourth Reason Why You Should Join Us
Springfield, MO —– In only 4 days, the Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club (SMARC), in conjunction with their partners at the National Weather Service, Greene County Emergency Management, Skywarn spotters, local storm chasers and hosted by the American Red Cross, will demonstrate their ability to operate without using traditional power mains for 24 hours. In times of disaster or national crisis radio maybe the only way left to communicate. This annual event is coordinated by the American Radio Relay League to test all radio amateurs nationwide.
The countdown goes with 5 reasons you should join us.
Reason 4: Terrorism is real and threatens our very existence. Critical communications infrastructure could be damaged. Amateur radio operators across the nation practice and are ready to re-link the nation to save the day.
Ham radio is the only answer. Join us to become part of the solution on Saturday.
On this special occasion, you can: Get on the radio without a license, learn about emergency preparedness, meet the weather guys including storm spotters and chasers, learn how to become a member of community emergency organizations, purchase emergency equipment (weather radios, first aid kits, etc.) and best of all participation is fun and free, so join us on Saturday, June 26th from Noon to 5:00 pm on the American Red Cross lawn at 1545 N West Bypass; Springfield, MO.
Stay tuned for reason 3 tomorrow!!
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
Public Information Officer
Financial Development Assistant
American Red Cross
Greater Ozarks Chapter
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO. 65803
417-832-9500 EXT. 107
Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107
Sign up for our Inauguaral 5K Run For “RED”iness on Saturday June 12th and help support disaster relief in our 29 counties!
Go to www.redcross-ozarks.org to register.
SHOP OURONLINE STOREhttp://www.redcross-ozarks.org/storefor a selection of SAFETYSUPPLIES!
Summer-thetime of year for fun at the pool, lake and beach, but accidents canhappen if you take a vacation from safety! The Red Cross has severaltips to help you stay safe in or around the water. First, everyoneshould learn to swim and swim well! Nobody, including adults shouldever swim alone and children should always be supervised! Second,kids and adults who are not strong swimmers should wearU.S.Coast Guard approvedlife jackets anytime they are around the water. Third, if you have apool, keep basic lifesaving equipment nearby, like a ring buoy,first aid kit, and cell phone. Finally, take a first aid and CPRclass so that you can respond in the event of anemergency!