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Oregon Red Cross Annual Report 2010

Oregon Red Cross Annual Report 2010

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Oregon Red Cross Annual Report 2010
Oregon Red Cross Annual Report 2010

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Published by: American Red Cross Oregon Trail Chapter on Nov 19, 2010
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Stories From Our State
Oregon Red Cross Annual Report 2010
The American Red Cross, a humanitarianorganization led by volunteers and guidedby its Congressional charter and theFundamental Principles of the InternationalRed Cross Movement, will provide relief tovictims of disasters and help people prevent,prepare for and respond to emergencies.Saving and rebuilding lives
down the street,across the country and around the world.
MissionMission in Action
In last year’s letter, we asked you to imagine an Oregon where everyoneknows what to do when an earthquake strikes. So, over the past year, we’vebeen asking: Is Oregon ready? Will Oregonians know what to do when acatastrophic earthquake hits the state and causes a devastating tsunami at thecoast? Are our communities, organizations and businesses ready with suppliesand trained volunteers to survive in isolation for one to four weeks?The answer is:
We’ve got some work to do
.Last year in Oregon, the American Red Cross trained nearly 12,000 peopleto be prepared for an emergency. The Oregon Trail Chapter conducted fourneighborhood events with volunteer teams going door to door to 4,000 homesand educating residents in vulnerable communities about the supplies andtraining required to be ready. All ve Oregon chapters participated in numerouscommunity fairs for safety and preparedness.Our research shows that while 76 percent of Oregonians believe they couldsurvive for three days on their own before help arrives, only 16 percent havetaken the steps to put together their plans and a disaster kit.And yet, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, we have a 25 percentprobability that an earthquake of 9.0 magnitude or higher will strike in ourlifetimes – and some scientists say the probability is closer to 80 percent.It’s time to
Get Ready Oregon
. And your Red Cross will lead the way.Jeff Thede Maree Wacker
Board Chair Regional Executive for Oregon
A message from the Board Chair and Oregon Executive

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