Hurricane Irma: A month of Thanks.
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Andrew Ladanowski
· September 14, 2017
You were awesome. Broward County school district, the county and the Red Cross worked as a team, like almost every other county. On behalf of all Floridians, please excuse the disgraced superintende...nt Alberto Carvalho who politicized this event and endangered the lives of our most vulnerable citizens and our volunteers by pushing and rejecting your services. See More
Dianne Hudson
· September 13, 2017
I have a friend , disabled vet in Miami, and no water or ice was given out before power came on and the stores were empty. I have searched and cannot find one place that is helping anyone via Fema or... Red Cross in Miami. I called and 800 Vet line for immediate help and got a lady from Kansas who gave me Miami area code numbers that were actually 211 numbers. VA was still closed, . Wow! See More
Julie Herdz
· September 15, 2017
There are actions and experiences. There are voluntary actions and transformative experiences. In recent days, I have been volunteering with the Red Cross Team, and today I want to thank you South Flo...rida Red Cross for all the receptiveness and demonstrations about how working as a team can rebuild the world. By helping others, we become stronger. See More
Ashley Raine
· June 12, 2017
I spoke to Red Cross not only over the phone 3 times but also in person at their disaster relief van twice when they showed up to my neighborhood in Davie Florida. We were promised assistance and that... someone would get back to us so my husband, my 8 year old and myself could get somewhere safe(our whole house was flooded and we could no longer stay there), but no one reached back out to us. Channel 10 news even did a story about the damage to our home and was inside and saw up close and personal, and yet still no aid came. Now because of the fact that Red Cross promised assistance and we were pretty much relying on that from them; that of course did not come through; my eight-year-old daughter, my dog and my husband and myself are now all in separate areas. Not together as a family the way we should be during a time like this. It may not have been high on the list of disasters as far as Red Cross or FEMA was concerned but for a lot of families in and around Western Hills Davie, Florida that flash flooding turned a lot of our lives completely upside down. That of course has not been acknowledged by you, FEMA, or any of the local news stations. Everyone did what they had to do to get their ratings and to at least save face to make it look like you were attempting to give assistance but that's not anywhere close to what you were doing. Top notch job guys See More
Christine Thompson
· October 13, 2017
Lied about opening at 8am but really opened at noon without notification. People depend on you. Give them the correct information in a timely manner.
James Loria
· January 5, 2018
Proud member of the Miami Chapter, only wish I would of started serving years ago
Fratello Filippo
· October 28, 2016
I am an Italian Red Cross volunteer and I am here in Florida for a period. I sent a message yesterday and today I had the great oppprtunity to partecipate to a meeting in the MIAMI head quartier.
I fo...und a great group and very special and nice persons. Thank you very much! See More
Ana VeigaMilton
· July 25, 2017
An amazing community & global volunteer organization!
Tatiana Quiroz
· November 30, 2016
I love being able to help, but it is sad to see some people lose their home. But we will always be there to help with lots of love ❤️
Annette Kranz
· August 28, 2015
I recently had the place where i was stayinh burned down. I have called the red cross for fays leaving messages and gotten no response, then today finally some one calls back and tells me to call fire... hotline which they tell me the window of time expired, this is unbelieveable this is the first time i have ever asked for help and can not believe the outcome still homeless still unable to rebuild my life this orginazation really needs someone to answer there phone See More
Tina Labellarte
· December 18, 2016
Great team of volunteers and staff meeting the needs of the families in South Florida!
Alfred Sanchez
· September 3, 2016
Great site for information about hurricanes and other important issues.
Arthur R. Levene
· July 22, 2015
Proud to be an active member and volunteer answering the call for help
Ramon Cisneros Jr.
· September 28, 2017

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.

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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

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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.

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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

We respond to a home fire every 8 minutes in the South Florida Region. The Home Fire Campaign aims to reduce the number of fire-related deaths and injuries 25 percent.
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Emergency Response Vehicles arrived from all of the South Florida Region to support the families and community of Parkland, FL

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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.


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 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.

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Broward County Public Schools district is dealing with the unimaginable tragedy that unfolded on February 14th at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. There are no words to express the sorrow that we are all feeling. Donations raised here will be used to provide relief and f...
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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 or visit us on Twitter at @SFLRedCross .

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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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Gwen T. Jackson was the first African American to be appointed National Chair of Volunteers for the American Red Cross. During her tenure, she implemented a blueprint for future growth in volunteer recruitment, based on the results of the Volunteer 2000 study.

This African-American history month, we honor Gwen T. Jackson, who helped the American Red Cross become the organization that it is today.

As part of the Diaspora Engagement Initiative, four American Red Cross volunteers (Katia Philippeaux, Dave Fils-Aime, Santra Denis and Gilbert Saint Jean) from the Miami and D.C. Chapters travelled to Haiti for an exchange visit as part of closure activities for the Haiti Youth Program. The Haiti Youth Program is a partnership between the American Red Cross and the Haitian Red Cross and its mission is to increase opportunities for personal growth and skills development for young women and men in vulnerable communities. The visit was structured around a 3-day workshop with presentations focusing on several themes – such as entrepreneurship, social engagement, volunteerism and career development.

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Gaenor Speed’s idea of rest after working during Hurricane Irma was deploying to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.…/southern-gulf-voluntee…/

Gaenor Speed exemplies the spirit of Red Cross volunteers, serving in her community after Hurricane Irma, and in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.