On July 23rd, 2012, employees from Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick spent a Day of Caring with the American Red Cross. The group learned about various Red Cross programs and services during a “60 Minutes with the Red Cross” session and were trained in Red Cross Citizen CPR, a 30-minute class that teaches how the hands-only CPR technique can help save a life.
Next, the participants spent time putting together “comforts of home” packages for troops serving overseas with items collected by area groups along with personal care items and notes of appreciation provided by a team of employees from J&J’s Raritan location.
Thank you to all at J&J for supporting the troops, learning skills that can help save a life, and volunteering with the American Red Cross!
About the American Red Cross North Jersey Region:
The American Red Cross North Jersey Region provides programs and services throughout the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren, with a combined population of 5.7 million. The region trains and mobilizes 4,500 volunteers who support the delivery of services in the community. Last year, the Red Cross North Jersey Region responded to 419 local disasters, helping 929 families displaced by home fires; educated more than 15,000 community members about disaster preparedness; collected more than 28,500 units of blood through blood drives and Red Cross Blood Donation Centers; helped 844 military families send emergency messages, receive financial assistance, and get counseling and referrals; assisted 870 military members and their families facing deployment on how to access our services anywhere in the world; and trained 143,344 individuals with lifesaving skills in CPR, AED use, first aid and aquatics. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.