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Volunteers to distribute earthquake safety information to Northwest Reno neighborhoods



redcrosslogo250-3802240-4908731Volunteers from the Northern Nevada Chapter, American Red Cross and HOPE Worldwide will canvass door-to-door in Northwest Reno neighborhoods on Saturday, April 24, providing the residents with earthquake safety and preparedness information. This event is being funded by a grant from State Farm Insurance.

The canvassing area was chosen because of its proximity to the 2008 earthquake cluster. Nevada is a very seismically active state and with major earthquakes making headlines worldwide in recent months, the Red Cross wants to remind local residents how they can prepare for and be safe in the event of a large earthquake.

Groups of volunteers will distribute information to the homes in their assigned areas from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. People interested in volunteering to help with this project can contact Stephanie Leff at [email protected]. Volunteers will receive lunch and will be entered into a drawing to win prizes.

For a full listing of earthquake safety recommendations, please visit www.redcross.org.

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, call 775-856-1000 or visit our website at www.nevada.redcross.org.

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