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Red Cross Offers Wilderness & Remote First Aid Scholarship

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The American Red Cross of Greater Kalamazoo is pleased to offer full scholarships for its Wilderness and Remote First Aid course in April.

The upcoming three-part course will take place at the American Red Cross of Greater Kalamazoo at 5640 Venture Ct. at the following times. Attendance at all three sessions is required in order to receive certification.

  • Thursday, April 10; 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 17; 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 19; 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

The Wilderness and Remote First Aid course teaches people how to deal with emergency situations by using first aid skills in a delayed-help environment. It is a great opportunity for youth-serving organizations like Boy Scouts of America as well as adults who participate in outdoor recreational activities or who work in wilderness or remote settings where emergency medical response is more than one hour away.

Typically, the course costs $110, but because of a grant through the United Way the Red Cross has scholarship opportunities that will cover 100% of the cost for those who apply and are accepted. Those wishing to begin the application process may contact Michelle Hibbard at or 810-766-6465. Standard turnaround time for scholarship applications is approximately 48 hours.

For more information on how to give, get trained or get involved with the American Red Cross, visit 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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.