Approximately 75 residents of Victorville learned about emergency preparedness and received free emergency kits at an event hosted by Molina Healthcare and Victor Valley Global Medical Center
on August 25th at the High Desert Homeless Services Inc. The kits distributed included an emergency blanket, flashlight, whistle and a first-aid kit.
“We are happy to partner with one of our contracted hospitals so together we can educate members of our community and provide them with some of the items needed during an emergency,” said Richard Chambers, president of Molina Healthcare of California. “This initiative is part of a continuous Molina effort to provide low-income individuals prevention education and access to health and wellness.”
Molina Healthcare partnered with Michelle Walsh, Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator from Victor Valley Global Medical Center, to provide education about natural disasters and give information about preparation. Walsh informed attendees about life saving measures that should be taken during an emergency including knowing where to go, what items to have in your car and house. Molina employees distributed the emergency kits after the education portion to those in attendance.