News Release November 29, 2021 SEDA-COG and Red Cross Partner for Disaster Readiness Training On December 9, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.

SEDA-COG and the American Red Cross are partnering to present a virtual disaster readiness training. During the pandemic, it was discovered that 40 percent of businesses fail following a disaster. With the use of, this training will provide the tools for non-profits, businesses of all sizes, and more to become equipped to face any kind of emergencies.

This virtual workshop delivers the means and the contacts for individuals and businesses to work at their own pace to upgrade their level of preparedness. There are tools to enhance already existing emergency plans and to build plans from scratch.

According to, “For over 125 years, the American Red Cross has responded to emergencies both large and small, and helped people prepare for them through education and training programs. The Red Cross continuously builds on its experience to proactively deal with emergencies and disasters; this program is a step forward in our ongoing efforts.”

The link to register for this event can be found here:

If you are not able to make it, there will be another training in the Spring of 2022.

SEDA-COG is a community and economic development agency in Lewisburg and is one of seven Local Development Districts in Pennsylvania. SEDA-COG enhances the quality of life and economic advantage for residents and businesses in the 11 central Pennsylvania counties through its vital partnerships and initiatives.

For more information, please contact Elaine Stauder, communications coordinator, SEDA-Council of Governments, at 570-522-7429 or

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