Over the next several years, the Red Cross aims to grow our disaster workforce. This is part of adapting our mission and our ability to respond to disasters as they become larger and more frequent. Our disaster workforce is currently comprised of 90% trained volunteers and employees. Dani Rose, Readiness and Planning Manager for the South Florida region deployed to the wildfires in Hawaii. Dani will be working on operational planning and mapping. With more people that support our mission like Dani, we hope to further grow our capacity and adapt our disaster mission.
The military community plays a crucial role in safeguarding our nations and protecting our freedoms. From brave service members to dedicated military spouses, their sacrifices and contributions are immeasurable.
Ten Important Ways to Help Keep Student Athletes Safe When the Heat Is On
This summer has seen extreme heat linger over a large swath of the country. As student athletes begin to prepare for the upcoming fall season, coaches are reminded that heat and humidity can be especially hazardous for their young players.
Planning a Vacation? Make an Emergency Plan for Peace of Mind
It’s that time of year when many of you plan to take a vacation. You select your destination, make your reservations, and decide what to take with you ─ clothes, toiletries, sunscreen ─ all the essentials.
Archives - catch up on past news from your local South Florida Red Cross!
Spotlight Story: Broward County Flooding
The residents of Broward County are still recovering after a historic amount of rain flooded roads and homes, stranded drivers, closed schools, and shut down the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in April. The massive storm brought over 25 inches of rain and provided conditions for two short-lived tornadoes. The Red Cross responded by opening a shelter to house displaced residents, setting up comfort stations, and feeding the affected communities.
“What We Live By: Integrity, Service, and Excellence”
Meet Lorrie and Andrew Monteiro— a married couple from the Florida Keys who share a passion for volunteering together at the American Red Cross. Lorrie and Andrew were born and raised in Massachusetts and have been married for 43 years. They served in the military for 32 years and retired in Key West about eight years ago.
Homestead Nurse Honored by American Red Cross After Saving Teacher's Life
"The American Red Cross gives out a National Life-Saving award when someone uses their skill set to save or sustain another life, and in this case, Ms. Little used her nursing training and literally did not stop,” said Debbie Koch, Executive Director for the American Red Cross for Miami and the Keys.