Tag Archives: First Aid

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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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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Are you ready for hurricanes? You still have time.

It’s hurricane season again. Do you know how many storms we’ll have? Me neither. Forecasters have predicted 15 named storms and eight hurricanes, at least four of them major. Some people say it sounds like 2004. Some say it sounds … 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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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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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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American Red Cross is gathering help for Haiti

Haiti, our neighbor in the Caribbean Sea, has just suffered a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. The American Red Cross is gathering help to provide disaster relief to the people in Haiti and is asking for your help. So far, American Red … Continue reading

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Infant injured but alive after fire displaces family of 10

(Lakeland) Dec. 9, 2009 — A one-month-old infant suffered burns when a fire broke out in his home on Wednesday, but he and his six siblings, parents and grandmother all escaped the fire that took their home. The fire broke … 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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Red Cross responds to tragic Paisley fire

(LEESBURG) Nov. 22, 2009 — Red Cross volunteers have given help this weekend at a fatal fire in Paisley (near Leesburg) that took the life of one of the two people living in the home. The fire struck in the … Continue reading

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