Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The tornado struck on Monday afternoon.
After a 2-mile wide tornado sliced through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, killing dozens in its path, the American Red Cross is accepting donations for those affected by the tragedy. Carrollwood and Northdale residents who want to help can check out the following options from Janet McGuire, spokeswoman for the American Red Cross Tampa chapter: Click here for a list of other organizations offering assistance. If you know anyone in Tampa Bay who was affected, or who is helping victims, tell us by commenting below.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
American Red Cross Launches Online ‘Coping with Deployments’ Course for families supporting the military deployment of a loved one.
The American Red Cross is now offering an online version of its "Coping with Deployments" course, designed to promote resilience in families supporting the military deployment of a loved one. There is no cost to to register or to take the course, said Janet McGuire, Regional Communications Officer for the American Red Cross. "Participants can return to the course as often as they like and take as many modules as they like," McGuire said. McGuire also noted that the course works best on Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Safari; however it will work on Firefox but with some limitations. Each modules differs in length and the participant can select which modules apply to their situation. "After introducing the original instructor-led course in …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Get 20 percent off American Red Cross life-saving courses through January.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Tis' the season for special holiday offers on American Red Cross courses and products. This information was provided by the American Red Cross regarding discounts they are now offering through January. Each year, nearly 4 million people learn how to save a life in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED training classes. People on Florida's west coast can take advantage of special offers now through January 31, 2013. "Emergencies occur every day, but with travel, extra stress and large gatherings, people are even more susceptible to accidents and illnesses during the holidays," said Linda Carbone, CEO of Florida's West Coast Region and the Tampa Bay Chapter. "Make sure your family and household members have the skills and confidence to …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
National Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13.
The American Red Cross is encouraging everyone to be extra aware of fire hazards in their home during October 7-13 during National Fire Prevention Week. Last year, the Red Cross responded to about 63,000 home fires across the country by providing comfortnand basic necessities to more than 82,000 families. "We respond to about one home fire every nine minutes across the country. The best thing you can do to protect your loved ones is to install a smoke alarm and develop and practice a fire escape plan," said Linda Carbone, CEO of Florida's West Coast Region and the Tampa Bay Chapter. "Fires can spread very quickly, so everyone at home, school and work should know what to do when they hear the sound of a smoke alarm." Other tips include: Go …