A Message From Our CEO
Just days after our Chapter's March 1st launch of the “Fire Hurts – Red Cross Helps" campaign,
we all watched in horror as the powerful earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan.
It’s humbling to be reminded how quickly disasters strike and how catastrophic the results can be.
In such an unpredictable world, it’s critical the Red Cross be ready to respond…locally, nationally and internationally.
I appreciate the generous donations to the Red Cross from local individuals and companies to help the Japanese survivors.
I’m also grateful to those who have supported our “Fire Hurts – Red Cross Helps" campaign. Fire is the local, daily disaster that robs families of their homes, hard-earned possessions and sometimes their lives. Their house or apartment fire may not make the news, but it is a disaster for them.
A recent early morning apartment fire in Seabrook destroyed 38 units, home to 75 people. The Red Cross provided emotional support and immediate assistance for clothing, shoes, bedding and prescription medicines.
Our Chapter will spend nearly $1-million this year providing assistance to fire victims. Help us get these families get back on their feet.
Please donate today to the “Fire Hurts – Red Cross Helps" campaign.
Preparedness on the Square
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Downtown workers enjoyed a beautiful
day at Preparedness on the Square.
Great weather, exciting Red Cross activities, good food and entertainment drew many downtown workers to the annual Preparedness on the Square event on March 10th.
Special thanks to Presenting sponsor
. Supporting sponsors included Dr. Pepper, Grainger, KBR, Metro, KHOU-TV and Clear Channel Radio.
Nearly 2,000 attendees saw CPR/AED demonstrations, received Red Cross preparedness tips, played games and met Channel 11 Chief Meteorologist Gene Norman.
Hurricane season begins June 1 - be sure you and your family are prepared, by visiting houstonredcross.org
The Methodist Training Center is the Texans practice facility
and home to the Save-A-Life CPR/AED Mass Training,
February 12, 2011.
Save-A-Life Adult CPR/AED Mass Training
February 12, 2011 – Train where the Texans train!
Learn how to perform CPR and use an Automated External Defibrillator to save a life. Your Red Cross certification is now good for two years. This training is sponsored by the Greater Houston Area Red Cross, The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Texas Arrhythmia Institute and The Houston Texans and costs only $10.
Choice of two sessions in English: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1 p.m.-5 p.m at The Methodist Training Center, 8335 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, 77054.
A training in Spanish is available on Saturday, February 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greater Houston Area Red Cross, 2700 Southwest Freeway at (Kirby), Houston, Texas 77098.
Participants must be at least 12 years old and pre-register at houstonsavealife.org.
Preparedness on the Square
Thursday, March 10, 2011-- Downtown Houston employees are invited to spend their lunch hour having fun…the Red Cross way! This lunchtime event, at the Houston City Hall Reflection Pool, offers music, food, games and Red Cross demonstrations and information. 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Support Red Cross Services in our Community; Disaster Relief, Assistance to military personnel and their families, Health and Safety courses, International Services and non- emergency medical Transportation.