SEPA Releases New Edition of Red Cross Matters

A lesser known service of the Red Cross is helping reconnect thousands of families separated by armed conflict and national disasters each year.

The latest edition of Red Cross Matters, the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) Chapter’s newsletter, details how SEPA “painted the town red” for Red Cross Month in March 2012 by lighting landmarks in red, hanging Red Cross flags throughout the region, and recruiting supporters to host fundraisers and raise awareness about the American Red Cross during March. Furthermore, it recaps and features photos of SEPA’s signature Red Cross Month events: The Red Ball and CPR Saturday.

Also in this issue are articles about International Tracing, a lesser known Red Cross service that helps reconnect families separated by armed conflict and national disasters, and SEPA’s historic day of disaster response on April 9, 2012, during which staff and volunteers responded to 13 disasters and helped 258 people in 24 hours.

Some other highlights include stories about addressing emotional and psychological needs after a disaster, recent awards ceremonies that honored “Real Heroes” who exemplify the mission and values of the Red Cross, and SEPA’s newest leadership council, which is composed of young professionals.

Check out the Spring/Summer 2012 edition of our Red Cross Matters newsletter for all these stories and more. Or visit our Newsletters Page.