9 Events Red Cross Chapters across the U.S did this month
- Greater Los Angeles Region | California
A Red Cross volunteer coordinating and delegating tasks before the annual Long Beach Veteran’s Day Parade!
- Greater New York Region| New York
Red Cross volunteers participated in a full-scale disaster exercise stimulating a 6.5 earthquake in New York City this past October. Hundreds of Greater New York volunteers participated in this drill to prepare for future disaster relief scenarios.
Volunteers of all ages make up the CPR/First Aid spotter team for large public events, such as the Bronx 10-miler. This group assess the immediate medical needs of runners as they finish the race and provide immediate CPR and First Aid as needed. The best part? All you need is a current CPR/First Aid certification, available free from the Red Cross!
- Wayne County Chapter | Goldsboro, NC
Wayne County (NC) Red Cross volunteers installing smoke detectors in homes around their community.
- Washtenaw-Lenawee Chapter | Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Washtenaw-Lenawee volunteers worked hard to lower home fire incidences within the Southeast Michigan community through door-to-door canvassing and free fire alarm installations.
- National Capital Region | Washington, D.C.
Dogs that serve as therapy dogs for the Walter Reed Medical Center, visit with families of veterans.
- American Red Cross of Massachusetts | Boston, MA
Amid upcoming Disaster Action Team and International Humanitarian Law trainings, the American Red Cross of Massachusetts also produced a video that shows what it does on the local, national, and international level.
- Mid-Florida Chapter ǀ Florida
Two Mid-Florida volunteers run the Red Cross table at the Pasco County Women’s 360 Fair for safety and preparedness.
- Southern Nevada Red Cross Chapter | Nevada
Students part of the “Power Up” event releasing their balloons at the end of the event to represent a future life they could save. Does your chapter have activities which involve all Red Cross youth volunteers in your community? They should!
- Desert to the Sea Region | California
The Orange County Chapter of the Desert to the Sea Region recently held a Home Fire Campaign where youth and adult volunteers were able to help provide fire safety tips and smoke detectors in local homes!
Written by Miki Rai, National Youth Council Communications Working Group Lead.