Give the Gift of Preparedness



Dear Friends:

It is truly tragic that only six percent of Bay Area residents are prepared for any emergency, let alone a major disaster, such as an earthquake. This holiday season, ARCBA would like to help change those numbers for the better by motivating residents to think beyond themselves and protect the ones they love. Your Red Cross is launching the "Give the Gift of Preparedness" campaign to promote the gifts of life. These "gifts" include: disaster kits for a loved one's home, office or car; providing a First Aid/CPR class, giving a Pet First Aid Kit (yes, we have those!) or sponsoring emergency preparedness training for your neighborhood, school, business or place of worship. There are many lifesaving trainings, information and merchandise the American Red Cross can provide.

Importantly, by giving this gift, the giver is supporting ARCBA to prepare our greater community, with a special emphasis on protecting our most vulnerable populations: our homeless, our children, the elderly, persons with disabilities, low income communities and persons for whom English is a second language.

Thank you in advance for your valuable support and we wish you Happy Holidays.


Harold Brooks, CEO

Listen to a special preparedness message from football star Jerry Rice!

Photo by Terrell Lloyd

Help us to spread our preparedness message in your community—link your website to ours! Simply copy the Give the Gift of Preparedness logo to the left, place it on your site as a button, and link it to

NOTE: The actual size of the Give the Gift of Preparedness logo is 850 pixels by 850 pixels. Please feel free to resize it to fit your website.

For more information, download our electronic press kit:

Press release [PDF, 36K]
Newsletter release [PDF, 34K]
Public Service Announcements [PDF, 53K]
Print advertisement, full page, color [PDF, 2MB]
Print advertisement, half page, color [PDF, 1.5 MB]
Print advertisement, full page, black and white [PDF, 5MB]
Print advertisement, half page, black and white [PDF, 800K]
Audio file of Jerry Rice Public Service Announcement. [MP3, 132K]

Visit our online store, And please accept our gift of a 20 percent discount! Simply enter the online coupon code "gift" during the checkout process.

Download and print out our coupon good for a 20 percent discount off merchandise purchased at our store, located at 85 Second Street (at Mission Street) in San Francisco. [PDF, 1.4MB]

Take a preparedness, CPR, or first aid course.

ęCopyright 2006, American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter. All Rights Reserved.
85 Second Street, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA  94105 : (415) 427-8000
Photos: Gene Dailey, Elena Fava Emerson, Bonnie Gillespie.