Category Archives: American National Red Cross

So where are they now?

By Laureen Martinez, Chief Public Relations Officer When I ask people ( and believe me I talk to a lot of folks in our community) what they think of when they think of the Red Cross, most say disasters, blood and CPR. What I … Continue reading

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Vacation Lodge – After the Fire

By Sheridan Becht, Red Cross Volunteer When Jack returned to his extended stay motel after a long day of shuttling families to theme parks in his taxi specially equipped to handle wheelchairs, he found his neighbors standing in the parking … Continue reading

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Mid-Florida Region Volunteer Heads to Texas

Mid-Florida Region Sends First Volunteer to Texas Ahead of Alex More volunteers could be deployed in the coming days.  (Winter Haven) June 30, 2010 – As Hurricane Alex churns through the Gulf of Mexico toward south Texas and Mexico, the … Continue reading

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‘Momma Dee’ Mills is honored as Red Cross Community Hero

If you call Dee Mills of Lea’s Prayers and Postage a hero, she’ll deny it. “The ones who serve are the heroes,” she said. “I’m just a shadow in their light.” “Momma Dee” Mills, as soldiers know her, is a … Continue reading

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Red Cross Nurse Returns from Helping Evacuees

One of our local volunteers has recently returned from providing aid to evacuees at two Florida airports. Red Cross nursing volunteer David Caporali deployed twice in a four-week period to care for evacuees from the Haiti earthquake. He spent three days … Continue reading

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Red Cross has helped for one month in Haiti

It may be hard to believe, but it has already been a month since a series of earthquakes struck Haiti, killing 200,000 and leaving 3 million to cope with lost loved ones, lost homes, and lost jobs. With your help, … Continue reading

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Cellphones save lives

TEXT “HAITI” to 90999 This mobile fundraising initiative is a partnership between the American Red Cross, Mobile Accord and the mGive Foundation that is supported by the U.S. State Department. Customers of participating wireless carriers can text message “HAITI” to … Continue reading

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Longtime Chapter Executive to retire from Red Cross

Tom Costello of the Polk County Chapter says “it’s time” to move on to the next chapter of his life. For Tom Costello,  working for the American Red Cross has never been a job. It’s part of his family life … Continue reading

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Red Cross Tornado Assistance Continues

(Daytona Beach) July 27, 2009 – Disaster volunteers with Florida ’s Coast to Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross returned to Port Orange today to continue to meet the needs of residents affected by Friday’s tornado. Volunteers are distributing … Continue reading

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Red Cross Response to Port Orange Tornado Continues

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