Training offered to become more prepared for natural disasters - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Training offered to become more prepared for natural disasters

Damage in Cleveland from a storm back in November 2014. (Source: Brad Beaulieu) Damage in Cleveland from a storm back in November 2014. (Source: Brad Beaulieu)
NORTHEAST OHIO (WOIO) - The American Red Cross, in partnership with Dominion East Ohio, is holding an event called the Preparedness Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at select locations around northeast Ohio. The goal is to teach participants the importance of being "Red Cross Ready" in the event of a disaster.

Throughout the day, participants will be given the opportunity to take a pre-test and post-test to determine their safety/preparedness knowledge. The five-minute test and follow-up will be completed by trained Red Cross and Dominion volunteers. 

Those who take both parts of the test will receive a first aid kit sponsored by Dominion East Ohio. The kit will be filled with safety supplies, such as gauze, band-aids, hand sanitizer, a cold pack and other items useful in the event of an emergency.

Stop by one of the following locations:

Walmart in Ashtabula, located at 3551 North Ridge Road

Great Northern Mall, located at 4954 Great Northern Blvd. in North Olmsted

Eastwood Mall, located at 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road in Niles 

Belden Village, located at 4230 Belden Village Street NW in Canton 

New Towne Mall, located at 400 Mill Avenue SE in New Philadelphia 

Buehler's, located at 1114 West High Street in Orrville

Chapel Hill Mall, located at 2000 Brittain Road in Akron 

South Park Mall, located at 500 Southpark Center in Strongsville

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