“The mission of the Saint Ann Safety Ministry is to promote a safer environment by developing & implementing practices and training that will ensure the protection and well-being of our parish community.”
The St. Ann Safety Ministry has an overall goal of providing useful and safety-related information to our parishioners. We will periodically provide a “Safety Ministry Update” in the church bulletin. This update is intended to inform our parishioners of relevant safety information in an ongoing effort to provide a safe and secure place of worship.
The inaugural “Safety Ministry Update” has very important information on the location of two new Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) recently placed in the Parish Hall and the Learning Center. The AED in the Parish Center is located on the wall in the front lobby and the AED in the Learning Center is in the front lobby of Learning Center #1. There is also an AED located in the back of the church near the cry room. The Safety Ministry has scheduled AED/CPR/First Aid training for the staff and ushers next month with additional training to be offered in the future. The Safety Ministry looks forward to serving our parish in this very important endeavor.
St. Ann Severe Weather Safety Plan
Severe and adverse weather can occur at any time of the year in North Carolina. However, dangerous and potentially deadly thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flash flooding often occur more frequently during the Spring and early Summer seasons. One of the best ways to prepare yourself and your family for adverse weather is to learn how to stay safe when it happens. Here at St. Ann, our safety committee takes severe weather very seriously, so we have put together a severe weather safety and sheltering plan for the Church and Church grounds. Please take a few minutes to review our severe weather safety plan, which is available at the following link: StAnn_SevereWxSafetyAug2018_EnglishSpanish.
For the safety of all, it is requested that all vehicles make a right turn only onto U.S. 70. following all weekend masses. Those drivers wishing to travel westbound on U.S. 70 may then make a U-turn at the next available access. This will expedite the flow of traffic leaving the church property as well as the traffic entering the church parking lot. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.