Monthly Archives: July 2015

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign Update

There is always a lot of talk about the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, and people frequently see news about volunteers going in neighborhoods to find homes without smoke detectors.  The Red Cross is proud to share some statistics from … Continue reading

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Weather Watch or Weather Warning? Here’s the Difference

The National Weather Service accompanies their weather forecasts with the terms ‘Watch’ or ‘Warning.’  These terms are used to alert residents about potentially dangerous weather in their area.  It is important to know what the differences are between weather ‘Watches’ … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Clara Barton on #TheNew10

The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced the redesign of the $10 bill.  The new note will feature an extraordinary woman that has made significant contributions to protecting the freedoms and values in which our nation was founded.  Here at … Continue reading

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Every 2 Seconds, Someone Needs Blood – Find a Place to Donate Near You

          The Red Cross urges eligible donors here in southern Nevada to give blood in August and help meet the constant need for blood products by patients. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. … Continue reading

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UPDATE: 3 Months After the Earthquake in Nepal

On 25 April 2015, a devastating earthquake struck Nepal, killing over 8,500 people and injuring many others. Thousands of homes were destroyed and the Red Cross immediately mobilized its volunteers and resources to respond. “The scale of this disaster is … Continue reading

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Download the Red Cross Pet First Aid App

  The summer season brings longer days and more opportunities to play outside.  As temperatures get warmer, many folks bring their pets along for outdoor activities and car trips.  It’s fun to bring a furry companion, but owners must also … Continue reading

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Latest Preparedness Tips: Sharknados

The American Red Cross is at the forefront of disaster preparedness.  Millions of people are taught what to do in emergency situations by the Red Cross every year.  The newest Red Cross mobile app, called Emergency, delivers tips and information directly … Continue reading

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Free Training Session Offered This Saturday to Become Disaster Instructor for Students

          The Red Cross is offering a free training session that will give participants the skills needed to teach children how to be prepared for disasters.  The training session will be on Saturday – July 25 from … Continue reading

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Register for Red Cross Life Saving Courses in August

The core mission of the American Red Cross is to alleviate suffering.  One of the ways the Red Cross does that is by training people how to respond to emergency situations and the steps to take to help people.  Over … Continue reading

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Red Cross and Smith’s Team Up To Save Lives

The American Red Cross responds to thousands of disasters every year.  Across the nation, the most common disasters are home fires.  In fact, there is a home fire every 9 minutes somewhere in the country.  When there is a fatality … Continue reading

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