Tag Archives: Red Cross

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 day that changed us – 10 years after 9/11

By Laureen Martinez, American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region Communicator Like so many of us, I vividly remember the morning of September 11, 2001. My phone rang, my mother said “turn on the TV” and I spent about 2 minutes staring at … 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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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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After 911, Facebook Is Top Choice for Disaster Response

By Eric Sass If anyone out there thinks social networks are a transient phenomenon, those doubts should be put to rest by the results of a survey of 1,058 U.S. adults conducted July 22-23 by Infogroup on behalf of the … 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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