Vehicle will allow the Red Cross to assist more families in Southeast communities
Sealaska has sponsored a Community Emergency Vehicle (CEV) to be based in Juneau. This vehicle will enable Red Cross staff and volunteers to provide support and relief to southeast Alaska communities.
“The Dodge Promaster van will be used to serve communities efficiently and effectively. Having this additional resource in our southeast towns means the Red Cross can be there when we are needed to help those affected by disasters,” said Bryan Cassela, Disaster Program Officer for the American Red Cross of Alaska.
In addition to responding to disasters like home fires and floods, the vehicle will also be used to transport staff and volunteers to community events, haul emergency supplies such as cots and clean up kits and be utilized for teaching lifesaving skills such as CPR/first aid classes.
“Sealaska is excited for the opportunity to work with the Red Cross,” said Sealaska Senior Director of Corporate Communications Matt Carle. “We look forward to seeing the van out in our communities, helping our shareholders and tribal citizens across Southeast Alaska.”
About the American Red Cross of Alaska:
In Fiscal Year 2021, the American Red Cross of Alaska responded to over 300 disasters by offering food, shelter, relief supplies, comfort, hope and recovery services to 803 Alaskans in 48 communities statewide. Our preparedness teams installed 1,165 free smoke alarms and educated 775 youth through The Pillowcase Project. Our Training Services department enrolled 10,756 students in first aid/CPR/AED, aquatics and caregiving classes. Our Service to the Armed Forces staff exchanged 1,261 emergency messages for U.S. military service personnel and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. Our statewide workforce of 422 volunteers logged 32,029 hours in service to our mission and their fellow Alaskans. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Alaska or visit us on Twitter at @redcrossak.
Committed and compassionate volunteers are the heart and soul of the American Red Cross of Alaska. As a volunteer, you play a vital role in fulfilling the Red Cross mission to strengthen our communities.
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