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. Second-year results of our three-year, $1.5 million partnership with the Red Cross’ PrepareSoCal are already impressive, including the following:
- 228,764 people trained in disaster preparedness
- More than 4,300 volunteers trained in disaster response
- Shelter spaces more than doubled to 698,890
- Significantly increased meal-distribution capacity
"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