Photos courtesy of Red Cross volunteer Darren Mulholland and the Charlotte Fire Department
The American Red Cross participated in the Emergency Services Day at Carowinds on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Carowinds. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Charlotte Fire Department were also on-scene to help the Red Cross deliver severe weather safety tips and information.
First responders participated in a “celebrity” ride of The Cyclone, a roller coaster that celebrated its 30th anniversary that weekend.
Laura Crouse, from Charlotte, shared her harrowing experience with severe weather. She told the crowd of how high winds damaged the home where she and her husband and their five children live, and the Red Cross was there to help.
The Charlotte Fire Department recognized the Red Cross, among other responders, for the work they do in the community to help those affected by disasters.
Red Cross volunteer Pamela Brynarsky provided great severe weather tips and encouraged the community to have a plan and to be prepared in the event of inclement weather.
Red Cross volunteer Darren Mulholland had the Red Cross Emergency Communications Response Vehicle (ECRV) at the park.
“There’s nothing like driving the ECRV through Carowinds!” he said.
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