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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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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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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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Get In and Get Ready with Community Disaster Assessment Classes

If you had just moved to Florida, would you know about what kinds of disasters affect residents here? Would you know how to prepare your home and your neighborhood? Would you be ready to help by responding to the needs … 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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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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