Topic: American Red Cross
Support cancer patients and others needing blood
Clarksville, TN – During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others needing blood products.
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the U.S., with one in eight developing invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer patients may need blood products during chemotherapy, mastectomy surgery or treatment of complications.
Nashville, TN – Location matters when it comes to your family’s smoke alarms. This year’s Fire Prevention Week (October 4th-10th) campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” stresses the importance of placing working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of a home, including the basement.
Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week to remind Tennesseans about the importance of working smoke alarms.
Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give during National Preparedness Month
Nashville, TN – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month this September.
Becoming a regular blood donor is one way to help ensure communities are prepared for any emergency, including those where blood transfusions are needed. The Red Cross also encourages the public to get prepared by making a disaster plan for their homes or work places.
Red Cross partnership with 9/11 Day encourages people to give blood to honor those lost on 9/11
Nashville, TN – The American Red Cross is partnering with 9/11 Day to offer individuals a chance to help others and commemorate the events of September 11th by giving blood or platelets or volunteering their time with the Red Cross.
9/11 Day was launched in 2002 as an annual day of service to honor the victims and heroes of September 11th.
“Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” campaign planned to encourage September donations
Nashville, TN – The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.
“We are pleased to partner with Sport Clips Haircuts in September nationwide, and through their generosity, offer a coupon for a free haircut to thank our amazing volunteer blood donors for their lifesaving gift to help patients in need,” said Donna M. Morrissey, director of national partnerships, Red Cross Biomedical Services.
Volunteers Will Install Hundreds of Smoke Alarms on Thursday, July 30th
Nashville, TN – Free smoke alarms will be installed this week in Clarksville on Thursday, July 30th when volunteers take part in the the latest “Get Alarmed Tennessee” smoke alarm canvass.
The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO), the Clarksville Fire Department and the American Red Cross are teaming up to visit hundreds of homes this week and install free alarms for homeowners in need. Volunteers are still needed. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Extreme heat is predicted across Tennessee this weekend and the American Red Cross reminds everyone of the steps they should take to stay safe when the temperatures rise.
“High temperatures, humidity and hot, indoor environments can quickly cause heat-related emergencies,” said Faye Anderson, Tennessee River Executive Director. “Excessive heat can lead to sunburn, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.”
Clarksville, TN – The long Fourth of July holiday weekend is just ahead and the American Red Cross has steps you can follow to stay safe when enjoying the fireworks or heading to the pool.
Fireworks Safety – The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks show put on by professionals. Stay at least 500 feet away from the show.
Support Local Red Cross on June 20th
Clarksville, TN – The American Red Cross of Tennessee River is inviting the community to “enjoy a short stack for a tall cause.” On Saturday, June 20th, guests can enjoy a short stack of pancakes and a coffee for $5.00, with all proceeds benefiting programs of the Tennessee River American Red Cross.
Written by Alan Buis
Pasadena, CA – NASA and its partners are gathering the best available science and information on the April 25th, 2015, magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, referred to as the Gorkha earthquake, to assist in relief and humanitarian operations.
Organizations using these NASA data products and analyses include the U.S. Geological Survey, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, World Bank, American Red Cross, and the United Nations Children’s Fund.
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