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.

Only 6% of Southern Californians say they're ready for an emergency.

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
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"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

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READY FOR EMERGENCY

189,380

trained

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DISASTER VOLUNTEERS

4,000

trained

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EDISON & AMERICAN RED CROSS

$1.5

million

ON THE AIR

In California, Earthquakes Can Happen Any Time

Our public-service announcement helps remind Californians to be prepared.

EXPLORE

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