Category Archives: Volunteer

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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“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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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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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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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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‘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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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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