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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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Preps Underway for Hurricane Alex

In anticipation of landfall of Hurricane Alex, the American Red Cross has deployed workers, prepared shelters, and moved Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) into the south of Texas. The storm is expected to make landfall in Mexico early Thursday morning south … 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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I am a Red Cross volunteer at airport comfort station in Sanford…

I am a Red Cross Volunteer.  I have been working for the past week on the huge operation to help the returning US Citizens and foreigh nationals being flown to Florida following the devastating Earthquake in Haiti nearly two weeks ago.  Yesterday … Continue reading

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Mid-Florida Red Cross volunteers assist firefighters as they battle brushfire

ORLANDO  (April 23, 2009) – A wildfire in the Bithlo area continues to grow and with no rain in sight for the next few days, firefighters are preparing for what could be a long battle. Over the next few days … Continue reading

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American Red Cross on the scene of Brevard County storm damage

(Merritt Island) April 14, 2009 – At least 20 American Red Cross volunteers have responded to three separate disaster scenes in Brevard County. One of these sites is a mobile home community in Merritt Island, where a strong storm caused … Continue reading

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