But we believe in protecting lives first and by following the American Red Cross' basic steps for emergency preparedness, we can all move toward greater safety
Jacksonville, FL (Vocus) March 15, 2010
Paul Davis Restoration, a national franchise company and leading provider of fire, water and mold damage clean up and restoration services for residential and commercial properties, joins businesses and people everywhere in celebrating American Red Cross Month in March.
"Paul Davis Restoration is proud of our involvement with the American Red Cross and its proud tradition," said Malcolm Stone, Paul Davis Restoration's Director of Marketing and Communications. "We commemorate the American Red Cross for its past accomplishments and we look forward to participating in its future goals," he said.
Originally, the month-long commemoration was created in the 1940s when the Red Cross started a "Roll Call" drive to increase public support during wartime. After discussions with President Franklin Roosevelt, the honorary chairman of the Red Cross, an official call for support was issued, and he declared the whole month of March Red Cross Month.
Paul Davis Restoration's franchise offices throughout the U.S. have provided local American Red Cross chapters with thousands of "comfort kits" which include personal hygiene items and clothing to give to those affected by disaster. These offices also dedicate thousands of volunteer hours and donations of funds to help the non-profit with its programs and services including blood drives, first aid and CPR training. Additionally, many Paul Davis Restoration offices have been recognized by and awarded honors from the American Red Cross for donating leadership and professional expertise along with emergency preparedness planning and counsel before, during and after catastrophes.
"Paul Davis Restoration's work is to help our customers restore their lives from chaos to calm when disasters affect their homes and businesses," said Stone. "But we believe in protecting lives first and by following the American Red Cross' basic steps for emergency preparedness, we can all move toward greater safety," he said.
The following are things people can do to be more prepared and show your support for the American Red Cross.
-Make a plan. Design a family home disaster plan.
-Work with neighbors and co-workers to create community and workplace disaster plans.
-Build a kit. Assemble disaster supply kits, which contain items that people may need if they are confined to their home or place of business for an extended period or if they are told to evacuate on short notice.
-Get trained. Learn to save lives. The Red Cross offers classes year round to individuals and businesses on first aid, CPR, defibrillator use and much more.
-Volunteer. Give of yourself. Supporting the Red Cross mission--whether sharing your time or money--means that they will be there to respond immediately whenever the need arises.
-Give blood. Become a regular and frequent blood donor to ensure a blood supply that meets all needs, all of the time. It is critical that the Red Cross maintain at least a 5- to 7-day blood supply.
Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. is a leading provider of fire, water and mold damage restoration, and reconstruction services for residential and commercial properties. They also provide remodeling services for kitchen and bath remodeling and room additions. Founded in 1966, Paul Davis Restoration has franchise office locations throughout the US. Visit the website at http://www.pdrestoration.com.