Category Archives: Health & Safety

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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So Fly and So Flip

New Flip Cameras Will Help Connect to and Educate the Public on the Red Cross A new set of Flip cameras, thanks to some generous donors, will help us connect with you and give you more information about the Red … Continue reading

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Thanks to H1N1, I had to relearn how to wash my hands

By Phil Attinger Everyone knows to wash their hands, right? I mean we do it every day, right? We do it before meals, after meals, after every bathroom visit, or if we spill something. I know how to wash my … Continue reading

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Toll-free number helps Floridians with flu questions

Hey, Everyone. The Florida Department of Health has opened a toll-free number to provide public health information and updates on H1N1 (Swine) flu: 877-352-3581. The information line is open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Eastern, 7 days a week, and is available … Continue reading

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A year in the life of the Mid-Florida Region

The American Red Cross, Mid-Florida Region responded to hundreds of disasters in 2009, helped thousands of people and trained thousands more in life-saving skills. Watch the Mid-Florida Region in action!

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Get trained in Emergency Response by your Red Cross

Red Cross offers Emergency Response course for emergency personnel WINTER HAVEN, FL (Aug. 7, 2009) — Firefighters, police officers, security personnel, and other current or potential emergency personnel can now take their required Emergency Response class through the American Red … Continue reading

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Red Cross CEO Delivers One-Year Anniversary Speech at Historic National Press Club

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 — Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross, spoke of first-year triumphs and challenges in a speech entitled Navigating a Nonprofit through Turbulent Economic Waters at the National Press Club today. The Press … Continue reading

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Red Cross to honor Southeastern University lifeguards for saving boy from drowning

LAKELAND, FL (JULY 27, 2009) – Every time someone saves a life, it’s a cause for celebration. That’s why on Monday, July 27, the American Red Cross will honor two Southeastern University lifeguards for recently saving the life of a … Continue reading

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Family hears life-saving story and signs up for CPR

(WINTER HAVEN, FL) JUNE 27, 2009 – Most mornings, Jennifer Williamson listens to 97 Country WPCV in Lakeland, but one morning, she got a call to action. That morning two mothers told why it is important to learn American Red … Continue reading

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Hello, World!

Welcome to the WordPress Blog for the American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region Come here for news and information on disaster responses and Red Cross programs, services, and events over the four-chapter/13-county region. You can also find out more information about … Continue reading

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