Category Archives: Community

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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The day that changed us – 10 years after 9/11

By Laureen Martinez, American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region Communicator Like so many of us, I vividly remember the morning of September 11, 2001. My phone rang, my mother said “turn on the TV” and I spent about 2 minutes staring at … Continue reading

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“DAT” Superteam

By Robert Kramel, American Red Cross Volunteer     My wife and I move around the country a lot, it happens about every two years. We have done this since the start of our marriage seven years ago. Even while moving … Continue reading

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Why you should know everything about Emily

Let me introduce you to Emily. Tropical Storm Emily. While I don’t know her all that well (after all we just met!). I have a feeling we may get close.  So,  I’m taking her seriously. And you should too.  By that 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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5 years after Katrina volunteers, Red Cross reflect on what happened It’s been almost 5 years since Hurricane Katrina and many of us are reflecting on what those days after the storm were like – both here in our own … Continue reading

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After 911, Facebook Is Top Choice for Disaster Response

By Eric Sass If anyone out there thinks social networks are a transient phenomenon, those doubts should be put to rest by the results of a survey of 1,058 U.S. adults conducted July 22-23 by Infogroup on behalf of the … Continue reading

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Space Coast Chapter Weekend Training Blitz

When Melissa Perez,  the Mid-Florida Region Space Coast Deputy Disaster, realized there was a shortage of trained disaster volunteers at the  Chapter, she organized a “Blitz Training weekend.”  The concentrated three day training event, the first of its kind to … Continue reading

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It’s so much better when you are calm before the storm.

Every year when hurricane season arrives I begin to look in my pantry and consider – do I have everything I need for hurricane season?  I usually have some items which means yes, I have to hit up my local … Continue reading

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Get In and Get Ready with Community Disaster Assessment Classes

If you had just moved to Florida, would you know about what kinds of disasters affect residents here? Would you know how to prepare your home and your neighborhood? Would you be ready to help by responding to the needs … Continue reading

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