New Documentary to Donate Net Proceeds to American Red Cross

Meet the Mormons is a new motion picture that will be opening in theaters nation wide this Friday, October 10, 2014. Meet the Mormons is a documentary film that examines the very diverse lives of six devout members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Filmed on location and across the globe, Meet the Mormons takes viewers on a journey into the day-to-day realities of individuals living in the U.S., Costa Rica, Nepal and beyond. From their individual passions to their daily struggles, each story paints a picture as rich and unique as the next while challenging the stereotypes that surround the Mormon faith.

See the trailer here.

When: Friday, October 10th, 2014.

Where: Meet the Mormons will debut in approximately 200 theaters across the U.S. including the following local theaters:

Net proceeds (box office proceeds less distribution expenses) from the film will be donated to the American Red Cross.

Running Time: 78 minutes

Rating: Rated PG by the MPAA for some thematic elements.

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American Red Cross Offers Training For Those Who Want to Volunteer In Their Communities

The Southern Nevada chapter is holding its “Ready To Respond” Disaster Institute from October 9 – 27, offering one of the most comprehensive course schedules of American Red Cross training available in the country. From the protocols in opening a disaster shelter, to the way in which a chapter responds to a local disaster, these invaluable classes are offered so that the Red Cross can inform community members on how our operations work and to strengthen and grow our corps of volunteers.

In times of emergency, partner organizations work closely with the Red Cross, so these classes are important for those leaders too. The classes teach the way in which the Red Cross ramps up a disaster operation, what we do and how we do it, and the expectations that we deliver to the public. This knowledge not only trains our volunteers, but also allows other organizations to see how the Red Cross fits into the larger picture of a disaster response.

If you, or members of your organization would like to take these free classes, you can email sean.ward@redcross.org for more information. A course description is below.

Thursday, October 9 – Tuesday, October 21

Southern Nevada Chapter, Las Vegas, NV

Course Descriptions:

Bulk Distribution: Bulk Distribution Operations is an interactive course where participants engage in scenarios to learn how to apply the guidance covered in the Bulk Distribution Handbook. The handbook provides information and tools for use on disaster relief operations, chapter responses and in the classroom. Please note there are prerequisites for this class: Disaster Services: An Overview (DSO).

Chapter Response to Disaster: This course will orient disaster service volunteers to the chapter’s initial response mechanisms. You will learn the skill and tools needed to effectively respond to single family emergencies and initiate response on larger events.

Chapter Response to Aviation Disaster: This class serves as guidance, and describes how air carriers and Federal agencies should respond to an aviation accident involving a significant number of passenger fatalities and/or injuries. It also goes into the key points of the Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act, 1996.

Collaborating Essentials: Collaborating Essentials is a basic level, instructor-led course designed to promote and support collaboration at the Red Cross. Participants will engage in discussions and scenarios to determine the different skills and behaviors required for building and maintaining internal and external relationships. The course emphasizes the role that collaboration plays in the successful delivery of disaster services.

Client Casework: Providing Emergency Assistance is a basic, instructor-led, video-supported course designed to train Red Cross caseworkers how to conduct effective client interviews and provide appropriate assistance to help meet a client’s immediate disaster-caused or disaster-aggravated needs.

Disaster Assessment Basics- Disaster Assessment Basics is an instructor-led, basic level course. The course encompasses the tasks and responsibilities of the Disaster Assessment activity on a disaster relief operation. The course includes a section on local disaster incidents, which may be customized by the instructor for a local disaster program. Please note there are pre-requisites for this course: Disaster Services: An Overview (DSO)

DSO: Disaster Services: An Overview is a basic level course that provides an introduction to Disaster Services at the American Red Cross. The course engages participants through integrated video and interactive activities.

Disaster Frontline Supervisor + Simulation: Disaster Frontline Supervisor (DFS) is an instructor-led, basic level course. Participants receive the Disaster Frontline Supervisor Handbook, which provides disaster relief operations supervisors with tools that support their success. The handbook is for use on operations and in the classroom. SIMULATION: The simulation builds on the information presented in the Disaster Frontline Supervisor (DFS) course. The simulation provides participants an opportunity to practice key supervisory skills and use the Disaster Frontline Supervisor Handbook as a resource. Please note there are prerequisites for this class: Applicants should have the training and experience equivalent to a Service associate in an activity in which she or he expects to become a supervisor.

Government Operations Fundamentals: The purpose of this basic Disaster Services course is to prepare Red Cross employees and volunteers who will be assigned to government emergency settings to work collaboratively with Red Cross partners, helping to ensure a coordinated response that results in effective service delivery. Please note there are prerequisites for this class: Sufficient operations knowledge and experience to provide a functional understanding of the concepts, principles and procedures associated with disaster assessment, sheltering, feeding, the provision of individual assistance and the basics of operations management needed to participate adequately in the discussions and activities contained in this course.

ERV: Ready, Set, Roll: The course provides participants with the opportunity to learn about and use an emergency response vehicle (ERV) and all related equipment. To attend the ERV orientation and take the road test, the following are required: Completion of the first session of the ERVs: Ready, Set, Roll self-study or instructor-led training and course review. Must be at least 21 years of age. A valid driver’s license. A clean driving record, verified by a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). To be eligible to drive an ERV, the following are required: ERVs: Ready, Set, Roll course certificate (sessions one and two) Current certifications in First Aid and CPR Successful completion of an American Red Cross approved defensive driving course. Successful completion of the online course, Basic Food Safety.

Financial & Statistical Information Management is a basic level instructor-led course designed to provide the operational procedures and tasks associated with Financial and Statistical Information Management. Please note there are pre-requisites for this class: Disaster Services: An Overview (DSO)

Fundamentals of Disaster Assessment: The purpose of this course is to introduce the critical role of Disaster Assessment, explore related preparedness tasks, learn how to collect and communicate disaster assessment information, and become familiar with how disaster assessment information supports management and service delivery decisions.

Health Services Response Workshop: Health Services Response Workshop is a basic level, instructor-led course. It introduces licensed health professionals to the roles and responsibilities of a Disaster Health Services volunteer when working on behalf of the American Red Cross to meet the disaster-related health needs of clients. Course activities provide participants an opportunity to apply their professional knowledge, experience and critical thinking abilities to the work-related challenges experienced by Red Cross workers who provide immediate assistance to clients in the aftermath of a disaster.

International Humanitarian Law: Introduction to International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is intended to raise awareness among Red Cross representatives and general audiences about the Geneva Conventions, the basic rules of international humanitarian law, and the role of the Red Cross during armed conflict to implement IHL. Through a hands-on approach utilizing group activities, class discussion and multiple audiovisual aids, this newly-updated course invites participants to reflect on their images and perceptions of armed conflict and explore the powerful and fundamental concept of human dignity even in the midst of the excesses of war.

Logistics Overview: Logistics: An Overview is an instructor-led, basic level course designed to give participants an overview of the Logistics group and the activities associated with it. Participants will learn about the skills, abilities and knowledge needed by Logistics workers and how they can become involved in their local chapter.

Mass Casualties Disaster: Mass Casualty Disasters is an instructor-led, basic level course that combines a series of presentations and class discussions using real-world examples to explore the four types of mass casualty disasters and the planning and response role of the American Red Cross as part of an overall community response. This interactive learning experience culminates in a simulation of a mass casualty event where participants form teams, representing a Red Cross chapter, and must make decisions during the first 24 hours following the disaster event.

Psychological First Aid: Psychological First Aid is an instructor-led, basic level course. It provides a framework for understanding the factors that affect stress responses in disaster relief workers and the clients they serve. Participants engage in practice exercises and complete a self-review questionnaire.

Public Affairs Workshop: The purpose of this course is to examine the scope and responsibilities of the Public Affairs activity, in order to provide a framework in which to apply your public affairs knowledge, skills and experience on disaster relief operations.

Safe and Well Linking: Overview: Safe and Well Linking Overview is a basic, instructor-led course that details how chapters process welfare inquiries and outlines Safe and Well Linking activities on a disaster relief operation. It provides an overview of activity tools, the Safe and Well neighborhood, Safe and Well website and the Call Contact Capture System.

Shelter Fundamentals: Shelter Fundamentals is a basic level course that introduces the guidelines and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a disaster. Referencing shelter checklists, participants will work on a case study that takes them through four of the six phases of the Sheltering Cycle: Opening, Organizing, Operating and Closing.

Shelter Management: Shelter Management is an instructor-led, basic level course that introduces the roles, responsibilities and tasks of the shelter manager. Using the Sheltering Handbook, participants will work through a case study that takes them through four of the six phases of the Sheltering Cycle: Opening, Organizing, Operating and Closing. The Sheltering Handbook provides the guidance for Red Cross shelter operations and serves as the main resource for the course. A video of Red Cross shelter managers talking about their experiences is incorporated into the course. Please note there are prerequisites for this class Red Cross Employees and Volunteers:

Red Cross Partners: • Disaster Frontline Supervisor, Must hold a supervisory role within their organization • Disaster Frontline Supervisor Simulation, Disaster Services Overview (DSO) • Shelter Fundamentals and  Basic food Safety.

Service Delivery Site Management- Service Delivery Site Management is an instructor-led, advanced level course designed to give the participants the knowledge and skills needed to run a service delivery site during a disaster. This course includes lecture, table group exercises and a half-day simulation of a disaster to test the participants’ knowledge of opening, maintaining and closing a service delivery site. Please note there are pre-requisites for this course: • Disaster Frontline Supervisor • Disaster Frontline Supervisor Simulation .

Weapons of Mass Destruction: Weapons of Mass Destruction/Terrorism: An Overview is an instructor-led, basic level course designed to create an awareness of the complex response issues and concerns associated with a weapons of mass destruction/terrorism (WMD/T) incident. This learning experience consists of a series of presentations designed to share information and generate thought-provoking, interactive discussions that orient participants to the real-world considerations of WMD/T planning and response.

You can download the flyer with the class schedule here:

101308-disaster-training-institute-schedule_v4.pdf

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American Red Cross Introduces the Clara Barton Women’s Society

American Red Cross Calls for Members in Women’s Philanthropic and Networking Group

Women have become an essential role in philanthropic programs. They become directly involved with charities close to their heart through donations and service. The American Red Cross is an organization that has seen boundless support from women since its creation by Clara Barton in 1881.

The American Red Cross wants to celebrate the dedication of women in the southern Nevada community by introducing the Clara Barton Women’s Society. This is an opportunity to engage with other local female leaders who find the value in the Red Cross Mission being carried out in our community. Women in the society show support with annual charitable gifts of $1,000 or more.

Membership in the Clara Barton Women’s Society is a great opportunity for women of Southern Nevada to become engaged in their community, as well as network with other leaders. Members will also have unprecedented access to various opportunities in the numerous Red Cross lines of service, and will be able to lead service projects and fundraisers.

The launch of the Clara Barton Women’s Society will be at Ricardo’s Restaurant in Las Vegas, NV from 6pm to 8pm on October 29, 2014. There is no cost for this introductory event.

Please RSVP by Friday, October 24 to Kirsten Avery at 702-369-3674 or kirsten.avery@redcross.org.

 

Ricardo’s Restaurant address is:

4930 W. Flamingo Rd.   Las Vegas, NV 89103

 

 

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October Training Schedule At The Red Cross of Southern Nevada

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American Red Cross Hiring in Southern Nevada

 

The Mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

To do so, we have a small number of employees to help us do so. The following positions are currently open for applications. More information and job descriptions can be found at the following links:

 

 

 

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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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