This article was contributed by J.R. Burns with the American Red Cross.
In a report filed with local law enforcement, the American Red Cross indicated that a disaster-response trailer was stolen from its Santa Cruz facility after that office closed on Monday night, March 19. A Central Coast Chapter representative said the 16-foot trailer was taken from the storage area behind the Red Cross office at 2960 Soquel Ave. in Santa Cruz.
The disaster-response trailer was purchased to serve the tri-county area of Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties during emergencies.
The trailer was stocked with cots, blankets, and other supplies the Red Cross uses when establishing emergency shelter sites, said Patsy Gasca, the local Red Cross disaster program manager. She estimated the value of the trailer and its contents at between $10,000 and $15,000.
At the time of its theft, the trailer was easily identifiable as a Red Cross vehicle because it displayed the organization's name and logo, Gasca said. She said it also had the "No. 6" stenciled on it. She said a hitch lock, which had been in place on the trailer, was believed to have been broken during the crime.
Anyone with information about the trailer's whereabouts is encouraged to contact any law enforcement agency.
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This one missing trailer would support our cause for 6 months and they expect us to donate money to this organization that can't even keep its own assets secured? Over 100 trailers have been stolen from the Red Cross Last Year and they know it.
I need to do a FIOA on this....or an audit of how many trailers they think they own....verses how many are in inventory today.
They Can't blame the Russians for this stolen trailer...or can they?
The Leadership of this organization that allowed their trailer to be stolen in listed below.
In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone!
Disaster-response trailer stolen from Red Cross facility
posted on Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:53am by American Red CrossAdd a comment
A disaster-response trailer has been stolen from the American Red Cross's Santa Cruz facility. The trailer was stocked with cots, blankets, and other emergency supplies used during Red Cross responses in San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz Counties.
Hundreds Of Red Cross Trailers are stolen each and every year and they do not comprehend how bad it is.
These Hitch Locks are not working and anybody who knows how to use a Diamond saw will cut one in under One Minute.