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Special Event Marks Launch of Spanish-Language Mobile Apps

Red Cross Saint Louis Spanish App
At the event, regional Red Cross CEO Cindy Erickson gave an overview of the six Spanish language apps, including First Aid, Tornado, Earthquake, Flood, Hurricane and Wildfire.

Spanish-speaking members of the St. Louis community now have access to immediate, lifesaving information in the palm of their hands.

This week, the American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region joined partners at Casa de Salud to share information about Red Cross mobile apps, now available in Spanish. The Red Cross and Casa de Salud realize that in an emergency, people under stress want to consume urgent information in the language they are most comfortable using.

At the event, regional Red Cross CEO Cindy Erickson gave an overview of the six Spanish language apps, including First Aid, Tornado, Earthquake, Flood, Hurricane and Wildfire. Teresa Wink, a registered nurse from Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a bilingual volunteer nurse at Casa de Salud, gave a demonstration on how to help someone who is choking, unconscious and breathing or having a stroke.

Those attending the event included Paul Costigan from International Institute of St. Louis, Mattie Moore from Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill’s office, Brenda Garcia from KeBuena radio station and Edgardo Alvira from Rx Outreach. To view photos of the event, Click Here.

The six, free Red Cross Spanish-language mobile apps offer step-by-step instructions on what do before, during and after emergencies happen. They are pre-loaded with content, which means that Red Cross guidance is available anytime, anywhere – even if there is no internet connection.

The apps can be found at the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store or at RedCross.org/SpanishApps (English) or RedCross.org/AppsenEspanol (Spanish).