BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Wednesday, March 19— As part of Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross of Branch and Calhoun Counties is offering free, life-saving Citizen CPR classes to the community. Citizen CPR is a 30-minute class that teaches people the basics of hands-only CPR.
“The class may be only half an hour, but in that time you could learn to save a life,” said Katy Lagoni, Branch Manager at the Red Cross of Branch and Calhoun Counties. “March is Red Cross Month, and we want to show our community that we are here to help them.”
The classes are being offered free of charge to the public through the beginning of April. No registration is required. The locations and dates of the classes are:
March 19: 12-1pm & 6-7pm
March 22: 12-4pm
March 27: 6:30-7:30pm
March 29: 12:30-4pm & April 9: 10:30am-12:30pm
March 30: 2-3pm
March 31: 6:30-7:30pm
April 2: 10:30-11:30am & April 7: 6-7pm
April 23: 5-5:30 pm
In addition, the Red Cross will be at each class offering information about volunteering opportunities with the organization.
For more information on how to give, get trained or get involved with the American Red Cross, visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.