140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

This is National Clown Week

What every community leader should know

Red Nose Response was founded as a response to the devastation we all witnessed following the 2005 hurricanes Katrina and Rita. We asked ourselves and many others "what can we do to help?" The result was the formation of a 501(c)(3) not for profit service organization.

Red Nose Response is now an organization of more than 750 clowns throughout the US and Canada who are ready, willing and able to respond in times of natural and manmade disasters, everything from local to national. Many are Red Cross certified. They come from all the clown organizations including the International Shrine Clowns, World Clown Association and Clowns of America International.

Red Nose Response provides a soft response, emphasizing comic relief, while assisting with and in various aspects of recovery operations.

Red Nose Response is capable of assisting local community leaders with their disaster planning efforts. We can also provide a very entertaining disaster preparedness training program!

There are more than 50 clowns in the Capital Region who are members of Red Nose Response.

We would like to share our skills with you and your disaster management team. For more information locally, call Barbara Bird, Vice President and Director of Communication for Red Nose Response, at 383-2351, Paul Kleinberger, President of Red Nose Response at 489-2680 or go to www.rednoseresponse.org to contact us through our web site.

And you just thought we were a bunch of clowns?

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