Tuesday, March 1, 2011

HART Supports American Red Cross Month

You'll see signs like this one onboard buses and at
HART transit centers during the month.
When there's an emergency, the familiar Red Cross logo is a welcome sight. It means there will be food, water, clothing and more. It means comfort. It means caring.

The Red Cross means help has arrived.

March is American Red Cross Month, and HART is proud to lend its support to the organization's outstanding work throughout the month.
Emergency Services Part of HART's Mission
Teaming up with the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross is a perfect fit for HART. With hurricane season just three months away, we'll all soon be thinking about storm safety, and HART's Emergency Evacuation Service is an important part of Hillsborough County's preparation.

The 10 routes that make up HART's evacuation program are designed to transport people who have no other means of escape from flood zones to county emergency shelters. There is never a charge for this emergency service, which is part of HART's commitment to our community.

Janet McGuire from the American Red Cross and HART's
Rickey Kendall stopped by the Fox 13 studios.
To increase awareness of the American Red Cross during the month of March, HART will display a "HART Supports American Red Cross Month" message at transit centers and onboard buses. The emergency response message will also hit your TV this month, with a series of on-air announcements on Fox 13 featuring HART's Risk & Environmental Safety Director Rickey Kendall and the American Red Cross Tampa Bay Chapter Regional Communications Officer Janet McGuire.

Plus, there will be lots of information available on HART's website, http://www.gohart.org/.

HART salutes the American Red Cross for all it does to make Tampa Bay a safer place for everyone.

For more on the American Red Cross Tampa Bay Chapter, click here.

To learn more about HART's Emergency Evacuation Service, click here.