Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A century of caring

Local Red Cross Unit Turns 100 & says thank you to the South Plains Community

Lubbock, August 8, 2017The American Red Cross was built on the shoulders of our community members willing to face disaster and care for the needs of others. The Texas South Plains chapter reaches an important milestone this month.

The Red Cross South Plains County chapter will honor its 100th anniversary from 10a.m. – 6p.m. Saturday Aug 26th 2017 with a Food truck Birthday Bash at Legacy Play Village, Spur 327 & Marsha Sharp Fwy, Lubbock Tx 79407. The bash is FREE to enter, family friendly and will include vendors, food trucks and entertainment.

“The Red Cross is a community organization and we wanted to celebrate our centennial with the community,” said Red Cross volunteer and Centennial Committee Chair Tracy Murcheski.

“For 100 years, our community has responded to home fires, provided emergency communication to our service members and supported programs that promote the health and well-being of the local community,” chapter director Laura Hann said.

The Red Cross invites you and your family to come celebrate.

As they move into the next 100 years they are looking for financial donations to support their daily work in the South plains.  A hundred years may have passed since the South Plains chapter was founded, but its work is far from over. The Red Cross will be accepting donations at the Birthday Bash and at their office during regular business hours.

“We plan to be here for the next 100 years,” Hann said.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management Reminds Citizens that September is National Preparedness Month

The Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), in cooperation with Ready Campaign and PrepareAthon, is excited to announce September has again been declared as National Preparedness Month.

This September, National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”
We can all take action to prepare! We are all able to help first responders in our community by training how to respond during an emergency and what to do when disaster strikes — where we live, work, and visit. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, businesses, school, and places of worship.
2017 Weekly Themes
  • Week 1:  September 1-9                        Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends
  • Week 2:  September 10-16                    Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community
  • Week 3:  September 17-23                    Practice and Build Out Your Plans
  • Week 4:  September 24-30                    Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger

More Information can be found at https://www.ready.gov/ or the Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management at (806) 775-7300.