Friday, March 11, 2011
Photo courtesy of CNBC.comWhen tragedy strikes it’s our natural instinct to want to help. However, when disaster hits across the globe, it’s difficult for us to physically lend a hand. It’s often impossible or unsafe to even get to the location or send mass quantities of supplies collected from communities, which are why here at the American Red Cross we allow individuals to donate money directly to disasters so that the affected countries can get the supplies that they know they need. Our disaster relief funds and response relies heavily on the generous donations of time of our volunteers and monetary support.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The event is free and includes:
· A showing of the Tyler Perry movie, “For Colored Girls”
· Gynecological exams!
If you’re interested in attending the event or would like to know more, please call 716.884.6711 ext 208 or e-mail email@example.com. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP!!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
More than 40 million Americans are helping to care for a sick or elderly loved one. If you are one of them, you should know about our Family Caregiving Program. It is designed for people who help provide care for an elderly or chronically ill loved one, and is an easy way for you to build caregiving skills, learn to reduce stress, understand legal, financial and medical issues, and balance work and home responsibilities.
The Family Caregiving courses include:
•General Caregiving Skills: Prepares individuals who are family caregivers to monitor their loved one's pulse, respirations, and body temperature and also how to assist with medication.
•Home Safety: Informs caregivers on how to provide a safe environment for themselves and the loved ones in their care.
•Positioning and Helping Your Loved One Move: Prepares family caregivers to safely position and help their loved one move.
•Assisting with Personal Care: Prepares family caregivers to assist their loved one with personal care such as bathing, grooming and using the toilet.
•Healthy Eating: Informs family caregivers about good nutrition and how to help their loved one eat.
•Caring for the Caregiver: Prepares family caregivers to care for their own health while caring for a loved one.
•Legal and Financial Issues: Informs caregivers about legal and financial issues that affect them and their loved one.
If you would like more information about one or all of these programs, please contact Laura Anhalt at 716.878.2395 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
As we look back, we were able to provide:
· Over 1,125 meals
· Over 981 hours of “volunteer-powered” service
o There were Chapter staff and volunteers at the shelter at all times to make sure that all of the emergency needs of our clients were being met
· Clothing for 21 people
· 13 nights at the shelter
o Additional days of lodging until we could find an apartment for one of the families
· Assistance in obtaining 3 apartments
Without the support from our community, we would not have been able to respond as effectively as we did for these 21 clients or the hundreds of other families that we aid ever year. If you would like to help support us here at the Chapter so that we can continue to provide emergency services to the Buffalo community, please visit us online to learn about various giving opportunities.
If you would like to become a part of our Disaster Action Team that responds to local disasters, please contact Amanda Campbell at email@example.com or 716.878.2364.
Monday, March 7, 2011
This is the first year that the American Red Cross has held a College Club Conference. Our hope is that by educating students more in leadership and helping them connect with students across the division that it will increase their club’s longevity and sustainability to help the clubs continue to prosper and grow.
Want to learn more? Visit the Conference’s website, the College Club on Facebook or follow them on Twitter!
Interested in getting your College involved in the conference or starting up a club in your college? Contact Mary Walls at (716)878-2140 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.