American Red Cross Seeks Major Gifts Manager in Las Vegas, NV

You Can Help The American Red Cross Achieve Our Mission

Location: Las Vegas, NV

The American Red Cross responds to 70,000 disasters every year. In order to support our many humanitarian efforts, our organization depends heavily on the support of our generous donors.   To support our humanitarian work, we are looking for a Major Gifts Officer to work in our Las Vegas Chapter.

The Major Gift Officer will identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective donors.  They will be responsible for a minimum $300k portfolio comprised of corporate and individual donors.  He/she will be responsible for advancing the mission of the organization and assisting donors in creating meaning in their lives through giving to the American Red Cross.

Ideal candidates will have at minimum: Bachelor’s degree, 3 years of fundraising experience (major gifts preferred), proficiency in MS-Office Suite, Sales Force, Raiser’s Edge or similar CRM. Candidates must also have excellent verbal and written skills.

If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that you’ve been waiting for, please visit our website at:

http://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=47520

The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that employees growth and development, team spirit, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

Deadline for resume submission is 5pm PDT Friday, September 26.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

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New “Blood Donor” App from Red Cross Puts the Power to Save Lives In Your Hands

Red Cross To Attempt World Record With Blood App Download

Bring Your Smartphone to Downtown Container Park Tuesday at 6pm and Make History!

 

LAS VEGAS, NV (Sept. 8, 2014) — The American Red Cross is launching the Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand. To introduce the app, the Red Cross is calling all smartphone owners to come to the Downtown Container Park Tuesday evening to download the app as a group, and set a world record.

 

The gathering will begin at 6pm at the Downtown Container Park where there will be live music, a play area, restaurants and shopping to enjoy leading up to the 7:30pm App Download Record Breaking time where everyone will be asked to download the app together. You can sign up for the event here.

 

The Blood Donor App allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them on a lifesaving team. The new app is free and available for download now in app stores.

 

The American Red Cross supplies 9 of the 13 hospitals in Las Vegas with their blood supply. In the last year, local hospitals used 67,977 blood products from the American Red Cross. The need for local blood donors is constant.

 

“The Red Cross Blood Donor App is a new way to help meet the constant need for blood,” said Scott Emerson, CEO of the Southern Nevada chapter of the American Red Cross. “The app makes it easier, faster and more convenient for users to schedule and manage their donation appointments, track the lifetime impact of their donations, and recruit friends and family to roll up a sleeve with them.”

 

As the nation’s single largest supplier of blood and blood products, the Red Cross is uniquely positioned to bring this cutting edge technology to blood and platelet donors. In addition to scheduling and managing blood donation appointments, other features of the app include:

  • A blood drive or blood donation locator;
  • The ability to sync a blood donation appointment with the user’s calendar;
  • Personalized “selfies” donors can use as they share their donation experience through social media;
  • Special badges donors can unlock as they interact with the app, make donations and spread the word;
  • A chance for donors to come together to form teams, tracking their cumulative impact and viewing standings on the Blood Donor Teams Leaderboard;
  • Exclusive offers and discounts from some of America’s best brands, including Shari’s Berries, ProFlowers and 1A Auto, with new rewards added regularly; and
  • Uplifting donor and blood recipient stories that show the power of rolling up a sleeve to help save lives.

 

The Red Cross has become a leader in putting vital safety information in the hands of people who need it during emergencies, with its award-winning disaster and preparedness apps downloaded more than 5 million times over the past two years. The new Blood Donor App takes it one step further by helping people save lives through blood donations.

 

The Blood Donor App, along with the others, can be found in app stores by searching for American Red Cross, visiting redcross.org/apps or redcrossblood.org/bloodapp, or by texting BLOODAPP to 90999 for a direct link to download. Message and data rates for texting may apply.

 

Eligible blood donors do not need a smartphone to schedule an appointment to give blood. Appointments can always be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting redcrossblood.org.

 

 

How to donate blood

A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

 

 

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American Red Cross Responds to Southern Nevada Flooding in Moapa, Logandale and Overton NV

 

The remnants of Hurricane Norbert created just the right weather combination to fire up monsoonal moisture in the Southern Nevada area yesterday causing heavy rains and flooding throughout the area. Residents in several communities including a portion of the Moapa Tribal land were affected by fast rising flood waters.

The Red Cross opened an evacuation shelter late Monday night where up to 50 people had gathered awaiting information on the rising Muddy River. The shelter provided a safe place to sleep and get some food for what ended up being almost a dozen shelter residents. The shelter is located at Mac Lyon Middle School – 179 S. Andersen, Overton, NV 89040.

Red Cross volunteers are on site and a second wave are en route to the area to continue damage assessment in the impacted communities. Power outages and massive washouts on state roads and low lying areas have made it difficult to gain access.

Currently there are nearly 2 dozen Red Cross workers either deployed for Shelter Management, Damage Assessment, and Bulk Distribution, and others are working at Chapter Headquarters in Bulk Distribution and Logistics.

Overnight the Red Cross has:

Served 300 meals and snacks

More than 25 clean up kits have been sent to the shelter

Provided 8 overnight stays

Served meals and water to first responders and crews

If you need help:

Residents in Moapa, Logandale and Overton NV

  • Go to the Red Cross shelter at Mac Lyon Middle School – 179 S. Andersen in Overton, NV.

POWER OUTAGE CHECKLIST:  English Spanish

Sudden power outages can be frustrating and troublesome, especially when they last a long time.

FLOOD SAFETY:

Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturate the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area.

Flood Safety Checklist: English Spanish

Returning Home After A Flood: English Spanish

Repairing Your Flooded Home: English Spanish

DOWNLOAD FREE SMARTPHONE APPS: The Red Cross has a free Red Cross Flood App to put expert weather and preparedness advice at your fingertips. The app is available for smart phones and tablets and can be downloaded from the Apple or Google Play for Android app stores.

 

 

 

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Observe National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September by donating blood with the American Red Cross

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The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September.

Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that causes red blood cells to form an abnormal crescent shape. It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects as many as 100,000 people in the U.S. Many of these patients face a lifetime of blood transfusions to help reduce the risk of stroke, damage to major organs and other complications that can arise as a result of sickle cell disease.

Since blood from donors of the same ethnic background as the recipient is less likely to cause complications, the Red Cross must maintain a diverse blood supply. This is particularly important for patients like those with sickle cell disease who may require regular blood transfusions.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Las Vegas

9/11/2014: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave

9/12/2014: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Islamic Society of Nevada, 4730 E. Desert Inn Rd

9/16/2014: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., Saint Clair Apartments, 5450 South Ft. Apache Rd.

9/27/2014: 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane, Suite 10

10/4/2014: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sears Holdings (Kmart #3719), 4500 N. Rancho Dr.

Laughlin

9/29/2014: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Laughlin Library, 2840 Needles Highway

Mesquite

9/9/2014: 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mesquite Library, 121 W First North St

North Las Vegas

9/20/2014: 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., North Vista Hospital, 1409 E Lake Mead Blvd

9/23/2014: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., ITT Technical Institute, 3825 W. Cheyenne Ave, #600

How to donate blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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We Need Your Help To Make 100,000 Disaster Relief Kits

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The American Red Cross has partnered with Clean the World and Sands Cares to build 100,000 disaster relief hygiene kits and we need your help to hit our target. The goal of the One Project is to show that every single person can make a positive impact on the life of another. Sometimes it is the creature comforts and necessities found in the hygiene kits that will give someone the strength to pull themselves up after a disaster.

Knowing that these kits were all made by hand lets them know there are people out there who care. We would love to have you join us on September 20th or 21st at The Venetian hotel as we work together to create kits that will be used not only locally but will also be distributed across the country to people in need. Lets show the nation just how much Las Vegas cares! Come fill bags with soap, shampoo and lotion or connect your heart to theirs and spend the day writing inspirational cards. You never know when disaster will strike and it is the little things that can make the biggest difference. All it takes is two hours of your time, chick here to register for your shift today!

Check out the video for more information.

Can’t make the event but want to show your support go ahead and click that donate button right here ->

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Red Cross Hurricane Preparedness For Our Friends and Families In Hawaii

The Southern Nevada community has a robust Hawaiian population, and we want to make sure that everyone in Hawaii has the best access to information regarding the coming storms. Below you’ll find some information on the coming storms and how to prepare.

Hurricane Iselle is set to make landfall in Hawaii tomorrow and weather experts say the storm could bring heavy rain, ocean swells and mudslides to the islands. Tropical Storm Julio is also headed in Hawaii’s direction and could make landfall Sunday.

The Red Cross is urging residents to get ready now and build disaster kits in case they have to evacuate. Due to Hawaii’s isolation and vulnerability, the Red Cross recommends that people prepare their emergency kits for seven days and bring their emergency supplies with them to shelters. Airports and ports may be damaged by the storm and slow down the resupply process for local stores.

Hurricane Iselle

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Hawaii and Maui Counties. The Red Cross has mobilized human and material resources and is on alert. The Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross has been working since Monday to put local volunteers on standby to respond on all islands in response to Iselle and Julio. The Hawaii Red Cross has 1,500 trained volunteers.

Tropical Storm Julio

TS Julio was located about 1,750 miles east of Hilo, HI and moving toward the west-northwest at 17 mph. This general motion is expected to continue for the next 48 hours. The maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph. Strengthening is forecast during the next day or so. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles.

STAY INFORMED People in Hawaii should listen to local media for the latest storm updates. They can also download the Red Cross Hurricane App to monitor weather conditions, get the location of shelters and use the “I’m safe” button to let others know they are safe even if the power is out. They should also download the Red Cross First Aid App which puts advice for everyday emergencies at someone’s fingertips. Both apps are available for iPhone and Android devices.

 

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American Red Cross Offers Ways to Prepare For This Weekend’s Monsoon Weather in Southern Nevada

The National Weather Service is forecasting the possibility of more wet weather for the Southern Nevada area over the course of the next few days. The American Red Cross has resources for area residents to use to prepare and respond should they find themselves affected by storms and flooding.

Checklists that you can read on your computer, mobile or tablet are available. They can also be printed and shared at your office or faith center.

Scott Emerson, Regional Executive for the American Red Cross says, “There are a number of resources that the Red Cross can share in times of weather emergencies. What’s important is to look over the preparedness information so that you and your family are ready during monsoon season.”

There are a number of resources available online to best arm residents with valuable information:

THUNDERSTORM SAFETY CHECKLIST: English Spanish

Every thunderstorm produces lightning, which kills more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes. Heavy rain from thunderstorms can cause flash flooding and high winds can damage homes and blow down trees and utility poles, causing widespread power outages.

POWER OUTAGE CHECKLIST:  English Spanish

Sudden power outages can be frustrating and troublesome, especially when they last a long time.

FLOOD SAFETY:

Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturate the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area.

Flood Safety Checklist: English Spanish

Returning Home After A Flood: English Spanish

Repairing Your Flooded Home: English Spanish

DOWNLOAD FREE SMARTPHONE APPS: The Red Cross has a free Red Cross Flood App to put expert weather and preparedness advice at your fingertips. The app is available for smart phones and tablets and can be downloaded from the Apple or Google Play for Android app stores.

 

 

 

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