Red Cross "preparedness day" April 13 at Summit Mall

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The American Red Cross, in partnership with Dominion East Ohio, will hold a Preparedness Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Summit Mall, 3265 W. Market St. in Fairlawn. The goal is to teach participants the importance to "Be Red Cross Ready," in the event of an unforeseeable disaster.

Throughout the day, participants will be given the opportunity to take a before and after 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 "safety back pack" sponsored by Dominion East Ohio. The back pack will be filled with safety supplies such as an emergency blanket, glow sticks, first aid kit, emergency drinking water, face mask, gloves and other useful information in case of an emergency.

For more information on preparing your home and family for a disaster, please go to: www.redcross.org/summit-portage.

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