Red Cross preparedness apps are having a major impact across the country, in communities and organizations large and small. They were developed in order to provide people with the tools needed to manage a range of weather emergencies and natural disasters whenever and wherever they need it.
The success of these apps, based on download numbers, user feedback, media coverage and awards, has established the Red Cross as a major presence in the mobile app segment while vastly increasing reach, a key part of the Red Cross mission.
Since June, 2012, the Red Cross has launched a series of preparedness apps: First Aid, Hurricane, Tornado, Earthquake and Wildfire with:
The Team Red Cross App allows people to sign up to help, get trained and receive notifications about Red Cross volunteer opportunities in their community.
APPS PROVIDE LIFESAVING INFORMATION
Users state that the apps are life savers:
“Awesome Tornado App! As an apartment manager I had the information to make my tenants aware of the tornado watch and get the basement opened for them for the night…I'm keeping this app and bragging about it to everyone I talk to! Great job Red Cross!”
“The Hurricane App is so amazing. Not only does the toolkit allow the phone to be a flashlight and strobe light, it also gives us timely alerts/warnings…It also sets up a predetermined contact list to notify after the storm, as well as an option to contact social media after the storm has past. It gives shelter info and weather radar too. Best of the best! So happy I heard about it prior to this megastorm.”
The surge in interest in Red Cross apps has also captured the attention of market leaders like Salesforce.com. Salesforce.com has awarded the Red Cross its “Helping Hand Award” in recognition of how the apps have helped improve the safety of communities around the country.
Learn about all of the Red Cross apps and download them today.