Since Friday, more than 400 people have received support from the American Red Cross and partner agencies at the Family Assistance Center in Parkland. The center is a one-stop shop where multiple agencies, government officials and social service providers are offering free resources and counseling to anyone impacted by tragic shooting. The Family Assistance Center is located at the Parkland Recreation and Enrichment Center and will remain open through Friday at 7 p.m.
The American Red Cross Coast to Heartland Chapter is hosting our annual Hangar Party on Friday, May 18, 2018, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Corporate Air Hangar. This free family event will provide guests with the opportunity to learn how to prepare for the 2018 hurricane season, as well as enjoying live music, food and beverages, a silent auction exhibitors and a kids zone. All proceeds from this event benefit the American Red Cross aiding in our response to disasters.
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The American Red Cross and its partners continue to support the Parkland community. The Family Assistance Center (FAC) is open and ready to assist with the immediate needs and provide information, support and resources to those directly impacted by the Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. For more information on how you can help, please visit redcross.org/southflorida.
American Red Cross volunteers and community partners continue to support Parkland at the Family Resource Center, located at the Parkland Rec Center. The team continues to provide emotional support, spiritual care as well as food and water through Friday, Feb. 22. For counseling or support, please call the helpline at 800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746.
While assisting the community in Parkland, another group of Red Cross volunteers responded to two fires; one in Pompano Beach and one in Plantation. To become a volunteer and be part of this great team, go to http://www.redcross.org/Volunteer
The American Red Cross is partnering with local authorities and organizations to continue the support to the families and communities affected by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. The American Red Cross opened a family resource center at Parkland Recreation Center located at 10559 Trails End in Parkland. We will be providing emotional support, spiritual care and food for the entire community. We will also support and partner in community ev...ents.
While we do not typically serve hospitals in South Florida, the Red Cross provided 50 units of type O negative blood to support hospitals in response to the shooting. We stand ready to provide additional blood and blood products as needed. It’s the blood that is already on the shelves that helps during an emergency. Volunteer blood donors are needed each and every day to help save lives. The Red Cross has an adequate blood supply to respond to this tragedy and is grateful for all donors who generously give blood throughout the country.
YOUR SUPPORT APPRECIATED
The Red Cross understands that people around the country want to help and appreciates that support. Right now, the Red Cross has what it needs to support the community and is not accepting financial donations designated specifically for this event. We are partnering with the Broward Education Foundation, if you would like to donate, please go to their GoFundMe Page
at https://www.gofundme.com/stonemandouglasfund established for the Victims and Families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Official GoFundMe page was launched on behalf of Broward County Public Schools.
We are asking people to not collect and send items like stuffed animals or dolls, blankets, clothing, water and food. It takes time and money to store, sort, clean and distribute these items, which diverts limited time and resources away from helping those most affected.
Our hearts go out to all those who are affected by the tragic shooting in Broward County, Florida.
The Red Cross is on the ground working in close coordination with emergency officials to provide comfort and support now. The Red Cross is helping to establish a family assistance center, and mobilizing mental health and spiritual care volunteers to provide support. Over the coming days, the Red Cross will continue to coordinate closely with local officials and community partner...s to determine how we can best support the community and the loved ones of those who have been harmed.
While we do not typically serve hospitals in South Florida, the American Red Cross is providing 50 units of type O negative blood to support hospitals in response to the shooting. We stand ready to provide additional blood and blood products as needed. The Red Cross is grateful for all donors who generously give blood throughout the country. It’s the blood that is already on the shelves that helps during an emergency. Volunteer blood donors are needed each and every day to help save lives.
This tragedy shows that emergencies can happen in any community at any time. Right now, the Red Cross has what it needs to support this event both financially and with supplies.
About the American Red Cross: �The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/southflorida or visit us on Twitter at @SFLRedCross .
This Valentines Day we want to spread the love and thank the volunteers, donors and staff who support the South Florida Region. You are the heart of our Region. Happy V-day from all of US!
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