The 2014 1st Quarter HETY Award has been granted to the American Red Cross – South Florida Region. The mission of the Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. In addition to their work with the survivors of disasters, providing food, shelter, and health services, the Red Cross offers many other programs to the public.
Approximately 7 million people a year receive training through the Red Cross in CPR, water safety, and first aid. These classes help prepare individuals for life-threatening emergencies and disasters. In addition, the Red Cross offers mobile apps that allow users to find up-to-date information on what to do before, during, and after an emergency or disaster.
Through their 500 chapters and 36 Blood Services regions, the Red Cross has made a huge impact on the health and well being of people across the world. For more information on programs offered by the Red Cross, visit www.redcross.org.
To nominate your youth-focused organization for the HETY Award, presented each month by Girard Equipment, visit www.girardequip.com to download the application.