How Prepared is Your City?

Southern Missouri Region

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield MO 65803

417-832-9500 Ext. 1107

Contact: Nigel Holderby

holderbyn@redcross-ozarks.org

City of Nevada Purchase of 100 Weather Radios

American Red Cross Southern Missouri Region: 1/11/2012

How prepared is your city for stormy weather? One city in Southern
Missouri is working towards a goal of preparedness. The American Red
Cross; Southern Missouri Regional office in Nevada Missouri recently had
a request from the City of Nevada to purchase 100 emergency weather
radios.

Through a loss prevention program with the city insurance provider, part
of the premiums are set aside and able to be used for quarterly rewards
based on meeting different goals that ultimately help prevent insurance
claims. Each quarter a goal is set by the city committee to determine
where to focus for the next quarter.

For one of the quarterly goals this year, each and every city employee
will attend a storm spotter training class. “The class is not for
certification, but to create awareness and to ensure that each employee
has knowledge about storms and what to watch for during dangerous
weather.” said Sharon Kegler , Human Resources Director ; City of
Nevada. The employee reward upon completion of the training is a Red
Cross Emergency Weather Radio.

Peggy Tedlock , Executive Director, Financial Development at the Nevada
Red Cross office says “We are so happy that the City of Nevada has
chosen to purchase the weather radios from the American Red Cross. It
is very important that all individuals be prepared and have a dependable
weather radio when we have threatening weather. The weather radio
alert may help them find a safe place if needed and can save many lives.

For information on how you can purchase a weather radio for yourself or
for your employees please call your local American Red Cross office. For
an office near you visit www.redcross-ozarks.org

For additional information please contact Nigel Holderby:
holderbyn@redcross-ozarks.org

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
<http://www.redcross.org/> or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org
<http://blog.redcross.org/> .

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