Be it a home fire, a hurricane, or other natural disaster, the American Red Cross responds with food, shelter, and other resources necessary to stabilize families and communities. In this episode of Upstate Issues, Diane Donato talks with American Red Cross Senior Disaster Program Manager Josh Moskowitz about the services the Red Cross provides. Moskowitz has years of experience responding to disasters and says there are specific actions individuals can take to help prepare themselves in advance of disasters. Preparation in advance can make a big difference since you rarely know when a disaster may strike. According to the Red Cross, in 2021 more than 40% of Americans — some 130 million people — were living in a county struck by a climate-related disaster.
For more tips on how to prepare: Prepare For Emergencies | Be Red Cross Ready | Red Cross