Red Cross Partners with HealthWorks To Provide Lifesaving Skills

WASHINGTON, November 7, 2013 – HealthWorks for Northern Virginia has partnered with the American Red Cross in the Capital National Region to provide lifesaving Red Cross training to low income residents in Loudoun County. With funding provided by the County, Red Cross classes in First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) will run from November 7, 2013 through June 30, 2014, or until funds are depleted.

Classes will be offered to HealthWorks patients in both English and Spanish at its Leesburg facility.

“We decided to use the Loudoun County funding to help educate County residents with lifesaving skills,” said Erwin Stierle, Red Cross Community Executive for Loudoun and Prince William Counties. “We hope that these training sessions will help save lives and lead to employment opportunities or higher paying job for local residents.”

HealthWorks serves most of the Loudoun County community that is either unemployed, uninsured, or below the poverty line.

The HealthWorks partnership will also provide fee-based First Aid, CPR, and AED training to the entire community in 2014. To register online or over the phone, please visit www.redcross.org/takeaclass 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 redcross.org or follow us on Twitter at @RedCrossNCR.

About HealthWorks for Northern Virginia:

HealthWorks for Northern Virginia, formerly known as Loudoun Community Health Center, is a nonprofit, Federally Qualified Health Center created to provide health care in a medical home setting to those who have limited or no health insurance. Established in 2007, it has provided more than 12,000 patients with quality medical care.