Tag Archives: CPR

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 Changing World of CPR

By Valerie Moses My first introduction to CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) took place when I was in middle school. As pre-teens hoping to make some extra money, my sister and I had signed up for a babysitting course with the American … 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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Give Gifts and Donate to the American Red Cross this year

http://tinyurl.com/ylppkvy (Orlando) Nov. 23, 2009 — It’s tough this year for many families looking at having happy holidays while still trying to make ends meet. The American Red Cross understands this struggle. Every day and night we have people who … 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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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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Storms Remind Floridians to Prepare Now

(Orlando) August 17, 2008 – With one storm having hit the Florida coast and two more moving west toward the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, now is the time to get ready. Tropical Depression Claudette struck the Florida … Continue reading

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Telethon for Mid-Florida Region raises awareness, funds

(Orlando) August 14, 2008 – With storms forming in the Atlantic Ocean and approaching the islands and mainlands of North America, the message to get ready and support the Red Cross can not come too soon. That message was loud … Continue reading

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Red Cross helps National Guard prepare soldiers for deployment

Soldiers and families of the Florida National Guard 2nd of 116th Artillery Battalion get reassurance, information from Polk Red Cross before deployment LAKELAND (Saturday, August 8, 2009) — Before soldiers deploy overseas, they and their families have a lot of … Continue reading

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Local TV Stations Join Forces to Help Red Cross Be Ready

Daylong Telethon Coincides with Five Year Anniversary of Hurricane Charley (Orlando) August 10, 2009 – On Thursday, August 13, 2009 Central Floridians can turn on their televisions and help the American Red Cross as it continues to prepare for the … Continue reading

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