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Supporting Communities in Crisis

Emergency support workers prepare in the snow

Together MMC and the British Red Cross are committed to being there in the moments that matter, whether it’s providing support to an individual affected by severe weather or a family devastated by a house fire. This is why MMC employees up and down the country have been raising funds for the British Red Cross since July 2014.

To ensure the British Red Cross are able to respond at the most crucial moments, the emergency response teams rely on having the right equipment and training to respond to those unexpected emergencies, and support people enduring their darkest hours.

With the money raised by MMC employees, the British Red Cross will be able to fund the following items to support their response to emergencies. No one knows when or where the next emergency will happen, but thanks to your incredible support the Red Cross will be ready to respond when the call comes through.

Emergency Response Vehicles

Money raised by MMC colleagues is being used to fund new emergency response vehicles in five locations to enable British Red Cross volunteers to respond to emergency call outs. These vehicles will mean that the British Red Cross can be there to reach more people with vital support when they need it most.

Equipment

New emergency response equipment including defibrillators and over 20 digital radios will enable the teams to respond faster and save lives.

Training

Strategic and tactical training for senior emergency responders will develop operational plans and help prepare for the next emergency.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in the partnership to date, your incredible work has made our work possible. Read more about how we are responding to people in crisis throughout the UK.

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Emergency response stories

We helped the Dawes family after their house caught fire. Their neighbours were so impressed by our volunteers they even raised money to help fund our work.

When a water pipe burst, an elderly couple were beside themselves with worry – until our volunteers arrived.