Becky Karlin at Quincy Ridge Apartments is the first property manager to take Aurora Fire and the Red Cross up on this offer, and she put together a great Community Day on Saturday, August 24. Approximately 53 people attended the event, barbequed, played on fire and police vehicles, got info from Farmers Insurance and received a personalized Disaster Preparedness training from the Red Cross.
|James Knight (complete with awesome 'stache) |
shows how he is getting prepared
For Karlin and her residents, the feeling was mutual.
“The residents and staff of Quincy Ridge Apartments would like to thank the Red Cross, Aurora Fire Department, and our Aurora Police Department PAR Officer for taking time on a Saturday to attend our Community Preparedness Day,” said Karlin, Apartment Manager at Quincy Ridge. “Natural disasters and emergencies are very real events that we all have a responsibility to be prepared for.”
The Red Cross, for our part, is always eager to get willing communities prepared.
|Chloe, Chyenne, and Elijah say they're getting prepared by|
"getting a backpack full of supplies in case of emergency."
So, what’s next? The Red Cross plans to work with Quincy Ridge and Aurora Fire to plan some fire drills and other disaster preparedness projects with residents, and hopefully develop a resident council that will own this type of planning in the future.