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American Red Cross Continues Support to the Parkland Community Throughout the Weekend

Parkland, Fla., February 16, 2018 – The American Red Cross, in partnership with the Broward County Public Schools and other federal, state, local and community agencies is opening a Family Assistance Center (FAC) to address the immediate needs and provide information, support and resources to those directly affected by the Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy.

Starting tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 17, the Family Assistance Center will open at 10:00 a.m. with an expanded scope of services to meet the immediate and short-term needs of the family members and others directly impacted by this tragedy.

Services available include:

Counseling/Spiritual Care

Crime Victim Services and Victim Compensation

Drivers Licenses and Identification Documents

Health Care Assistance

Language Translation

Travel Assistance


Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School Family Assistance Center

Parkland Recreation and Enrichment Center

10561 Trails End

Parkland, FL 33076


Hours of Operation:

Saturday, February 17, 10am-5pm

Sunday, February 18, 12pm-5pm

Monday, February 19, 9am-7pm

Tuesday, February 20, 9am-7pm

Wednesday, February 21, 9am-7pm

Thursday, February 22, 9am-7pm

Friday, February 23, 9am-7pm


Agency Representation:

American Red Cross

Attorney General’s Office 

Broward County Public Schools

Broward County Sheriff’s Office

Department of Motor Vehicles/Driver’s License Services

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Florida Crisis Response Team (FCRT)

Islamic Disaster Relief

Memorial Health

Sen. Marco Rubio’s Office

The Salvation Army

United Way of Broward County

Broward Health 

This tragedy shows that emergencies can happen in any community at any time. And it’s critical to know what to do when an emergency occurs. Check information at the above link to learn how to get your household prepared. Register for a Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED course at so that you can be better prepared to help in future emergencies. People can also download the free Red Cross First Aid App

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 @SFLRedCross.