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American Red Cross South Florida Region Celebrates Grand Opening of New Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) Office

MIAMI (April 11, 2018) — The American Red Cross South Florida Region celebrated the grand opening of the new Service to Armed Forces (SAF) Office on Monday, April 9 at Naval Branch Health Clinic Key West. Service members, veterans, family members and Red Cross representatives attended the ceremony held in Key West, Fla. 

At 11 a.m. on Monday, Cmdr. Duneley Rochino, NBHC Key West officer in charge, officiated the grand opening of the new Red Cross SAF Key West office and provided the opening remarks.

The ceremony proceeded with guest and military personnel rising for the National Anthem following an invocation by Chaplain Scott Mason.

Guest Speakers for the event included Naval Air Station Key West Commanding Officer Capt. Bobby Baker and American Red Cross Regional Chief Executive Officer Joanne Nowlin. 

The Grand Opening ceremony followed with a ribbon cutting and reception. 

The Red Cross SAF Key West office will be open on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and provide the following services: 

Emergency Communications and messaging for military members and their families

Resiliency and Reconnection Workshops for military members, veterans and their families

Disaster preparedness support

Information and referral services

For more information, please visit or call 305-644-1200. To find out about volunteer opportunities at the NBHC Key West office, please visit


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

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