Partnering With the American Red Cross
Through PrepareSoCal, we’re helping Southern California be prepared and ready for emergencies.
Helping Californians Be Prepared for Anything & Everything
Disaster can strike suddenly, anywhere, and at any time. Earthquakes pose a real and ongoing threat in the region served by our utility, Southern California Edison. We’re committed to helping families and the community be prepared for natural and human-caused disasters, and our support is focused on programs that emphasize emergency preparedness and electrical safety.
Our $1.5 million partnership with the American Red Cross’ PrepareSoCal. This initiative helps raise awareness and encourages Southern Californians to get a kit, make a plan, and be informed.
PHILANTHROPY IN ACTION
Ready to Respond If (and When) Disaster Strikes
Helping people learn how to keep their families safe – around electricity and during emergencies – is one way that we’re making a difference. First-year results of our three-year, $1.5 million partnership with the Red Cross’ PrepareSoCal are already encouraging.
- 189,380 people trained in disaster preparedness
- Nearly 4,000 volunteers trained in disaster response
- Shelter spaces doubled to 680,750
- Meal distribution capacity increased significantly
"Thanks to the amazing collaboration with Edison International, we are able to increase our capacity to respond to disasters throughout Southern California. This relationship is a model for building community resiliency."
-- Jarrett Barrios, chief executive officer, American Red Cross Los Angeles Region
FACTS AT A GLANCE
READY FOR EMERGENCY
EDISON & AMERICAN RED CROSS