New National Survey Finds More than Half of All Americans Can’t Swim or Perform Basic Swim Safety Skills
Nashville, TN – Memorial Day weekend is here and the American Red Cross wants to help people gear up for summer with a new national campaign to reduce drowning. The Red Cross is urging people across the country to make sure they and their families can swim safely. This year marks 100 years of Red Cross swimming safety education, and the Red Cross is making a new sustained multi-year push to teach more people to swim safely.
“As we all gear up for trips to the pool, beach, rivers and lakes, we’re asking that adults here in Middle Tennessee make water safety a priority this summer,” said Joel Sullivan, Regional CEO for the Tennessee Volunteer Region. “Families need to make sure that both adults and children have the knowledge and skills they need to be safe in and around the water.”
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is opening an emergency shelter for stranded travelers at an area Greyhound Bus station.
“We are working in coordination with the local Greyhound Station to offer a safe, warm place for anyone who is stranded and unable to return home due to the inclement weather currently affecting many cities across the Southeast,” said Joel Sullivan, Regional CEO. «Read the rest of this article»
Offer Vital Cold Safety Tips for Communities That May Be Affected
Nashville, TN – Bitter arctic air is headed south to put most of the country in a deep chill through the end of the week and the American Red Cross is ready to respond, if needed, and is also encouraging people to stay safe during the deep freeze.
Ice can build up on tree limbs causing them to break and fall on power lines, houses, cars, etc.
The American Red Cross held their 93rd annual Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition Banquet Thursday night recognizing the contributions of their blood donors, their hard working volunteers, staff changes, selecting new board members, and discussing the future of the Clarksville-Montgomery Chapter of the American Red Cross.
$300,000 Cash Donation, Employee Pricing for Flood Victims
FRANKLIN, TN., In response to the heavy rains and subsequent flooding that severely damaged Tennessee, Nissan North America Inc. (NNA) is taking several measures to help the community it calls home.
Nissan has announced an immediate $200,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross in Middle Tennessee and a $50,000 cash donation to Second Harvest Food Bank to assist with flooding relief efforts in Tennessee. Nissan also will match employee donations to American Red Cross and Second Harvest Food Bank, dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000. «Read the rest of this article»