The devastating storms this spring in Missouri and Alabama should remind us how quickly tragedy can strike and how important it is to prepare your business for a disaster.
According to the American Red Cross, nearly 40 % of businesses fail following a natural or manmade disaster. Although 94 % of small business owners believe a disaster could seriously disrupt their business within the next two years, nearly 60 % are wholly unprepared for a disaster of any kind.
To help businesses, organizations and schools prepare for emergencies; The American Red Cross provides a free, self-guided assessment rating program. The American Red Cross Ready Rating Program includes a 123 point self-assessment of the level of preparedness, as well as tips and best practices. The assessment has been aligned with the federal government’s private sector preparedness standards or PS=Prep.
Emergencies are inevitable. Be sure your organization is prepared for a disaster by taking the 123 Assessment today. Please also consider supporting The American Red Cross – where people mobilize to help their neighbors—across the street, across the country, and across the world—in emergencies. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.
Text REDCROSS to 90999 and donate $10.00 now.