Tag Archives: Mid-Florida Region

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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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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Disaster Preparedness and College

By Valerie Moses Last week, as each crash of thunder resonated outside, I huddled inside my dorm room with no idea of what to do next. I had walked across campus through rain before, but with the weather this severe, … Continue reading

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Intern of 21st Century

By Valerie Moses As an Advertising/Public Relations student at the University of Central Florida, I am always interested in learning about the ways that different people and groups pass on their messages. Hundreds of years ago, local businesses advertised through … Continue reading

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Interning at the Red Cross

By Valerie Moses At the American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region, there is never a dull moment. When disaster strikes, staff and volunteers must be prepared to provide relief and support to the affected families, and so no two days are … 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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