I will install and maintain smoke alarms. Every level of a home should have a smoke alarm. There should also be smoke alarms inside and outside each sleeping area. I will make an emergency escape plan. It’s important to have an escape plan because in case of a fire, you have less than 2 minutes to get…… Continue reading Red Cross Resolutions
When was the last time you heard of a child dying from the measles, or suffering defects as a result of rubella? In the United States these tragedies are almost unheard of, but not so in the rest of the world. In the year 2000, measles was one of the top five causes of death…… Continue reading For the Price of a Cup of Coffee…
Do you know what to do when a tornado siren sounds? When you’re driving and come across flowing water? If you’re caught outside in a thunderstorm? Get the information you now, before you need it! For detailed information from the American Red Cross on how to stay safe during severe weather, go to http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Severe-Weather-Common-In-Spring–Use-Red-Cross-Safety-Tips. Below…… Continue reading Be Aware and Prepare!
When you start talking to Thama Logan about the Red Cross Pillowcase Project, it’s obvious she’s having fun. Through The Pillowcase Project, children learn to prepare for emergencies, then practice and share what they have learned. The Red Cross developed the project after residents of New Orleans stuffed necessities into pillowcases as they fled the…… Continue reading Pack Your Pillowcase!
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent started on the battlefield. During the Battle of Solferino, on June 24, 1859, a total of about 29,000 soldiers from both sides were killed or wounded. Henri Dunant witnessed the carnage almost by accident. He had travelled to the area to get Napoleon III’s help to get water…… Continue reading Where it all began…
In this post, we hope to answer more common questions about the American Red Cross. Is the American Red Cross part of the U.S. government? No. The American Red Cross functions independently of the government but works closely with government agencies, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), during times of major crises. The…… Continue reading Red Cross FAQs Part 2
People have many quesitons about the Red Cross. In this post, and the next, we hope to cover some of them. Common Questions often asked: How can the Red Cross help me? The Red Cross is committed to saving lives and easing suffering. This diverse organization helps you by providing relief to victims of disaster,…… Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions about the Red Cross