Joining forces to send an urgent message:
Get Prepared, California!
Why the CEA and Red Cross have joined forces
The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and American Red Cross (Red Cross) have joined forces to help more people prepare to survive and recover from California’s next damaging earthquake - by combining Red Cross expertise on preparing a kit, making a family disaster plan, and being informed, with CEA’s residential insurance expertise and mitigation knowledge base.
The Traveling Red Table™ was created to highlight the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety - with knowing how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On as one of those steps - promote participation in the Auction, and increase registration in the Great California ShakeOut™ annual earthquake drill.
Through a unique auction and the generous support of bidders, the California Earthquake Authority and Clear Channel Media + Entertainment worked together to raise over $180,000 in 2012 to support the American Red Cross.
The American Red Cross is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Residents in California are supported by a collaboration of 32 chapters in local communities and more than 27,000 volunteers who provide relief to families affected by disasters and training to more than 1.3 million people each year in lifesaving first aid, CPR, and disaster preparedness skills. The Red Cross also reconnects families separated by international armed conflict or disasters and supports members of the armed forces and military families living in California.
The California Earthquake Authority is a publicly managed, privately funded organization that provides residential earthquake insurance and encourages Californians to reduce their risk of earthquake loss. Governed by a board that consists of California's Governor, State Treasurer, and Insurance Commissioner, it is committed to getting more Californians financially protected against damaging earthquakes through education, mitigation and insurance.