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American Red Cross hosting event to teach and prepare Ohioans in case of disaster

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The American Red Cross is partnering with Dominion Energy Ohio to host a Preparedness Day in northeast Ohio on Saturday. 

The goal of the event is to teach all participants the importance of being "Red Cross Ready" in the event of a disaster.

Volunteers will distribute first aid kits between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., or until supplies run out. 

Trained Red Cross and Dominion Energy volunteers will administer a five-minute pre-test and post-test to determine participants' safety and emergency preparedness knowledge. 

Sponsored by Dominion Energy, participants will receive a free first aid kit. 

The kits include safety supplies such as gauze, bandages, hand sanitizer, a cold pack and other information useful in the event of an emergency.

Preparedness Day will take place at the following locations:

  • ·    Ashtabula WalMart - 3551 North Ridge Road E, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
  • ·    Great Northern Mall -4954 Great Northern Blvd., North Olmsted, Ohio 44070
  • ·    Eastwood Mall/Niles -5555 Youngstown-Warren Rd., Niles, Ohio 4446
  • ·    Starwood Belden Village/ Canton -4230 Belden Village St. NW, Canton, Ohio 44718
  • ·    New Towne Mall/ New Philadelphia -400 Mill Ave. SE, Suite C8, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
  • ·    Walmart -3883 Burbank Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691
  • ·    Stow WalMart  - 3520 Hudson Drive, Stow, OH 44224
  • ·    Starwood SouthPark Mall -500 SouthPark Center, Strongsville, OH 44136
  • ·    Lima Mall -2400 Elida Road, Lima, Ohio 45805
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