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American Red Cross Partners with the City of St. Louis to Host Community Heroes Day 
The American Red Cross partnered with the City of St. Louis to host "Community Heroes Day" on Saturday, September 29 on the campus of Harris-Stowe State University. During the event, the public was invited to take three steps to become a lifesaving hero - 1. Donate blood, 2. Learn CPR, and 3. Prepare for disasters. The event enabled the Red Cross to train 68 people in CPR, 16 people in disaster preparedness, and to collect 21 units of lifesaving blood.

Red Cross Urges Public to Prepare for Home Fires; St. Louis Area Chapter Responds to Over 1,100 Local Fires Each Year 
Fires kill more Americans each year than all natural disasters combined. For that reason, the American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter urges families to develop a fire escape plan and to actively practice it. Knowing and practicing fire escape plans is the focus of this year's National Fire Prevention Week, set for October 7 - 13.

American Red Cross Celebrates 90 Years of Youth Volunteers 
In September, the American Red Cross celebrates 90 years of significant contributions made by youth volunteers in support of the Red Cross mission to help the community prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters and emergencies. President Woodrow Wilson first established the Junior Red Cross in September of 1917, soon after the United States entered World War I, allowing youth to do their part in times of both war and peace.

American Red Cross Trains New Medical Students in CPR 
For more than 20 years, the American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter has provided training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to Saint Louis University's first-year medical students. In August, Red Cross instructors taught and certified 169 students on the Saint Louis University School of Medicine's campus. Throughout the metropolitan area, the St. Louis Area Chapter trains over 85,000 people in first aid and CPR and over 15,300 in the proper use of AEDs each year.

Bryan Cave, LLP Receives Lifesaver Community Award from American Red Cross 
The American Red Cross presented its Lifesaver Community Award to Bryan Cave, LLP on Friday afternoon for training its employees in First Aid and CPR on a regular basis and for placing emergency equipment onsite throughout its facilities. To celebrate Bryan Cave's outstanding commitment to helping its employees and the greater community prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies, a Red Cross Celebration Team took part in today's onsite recognition event.

Ready for Disaster? Not Yet, We Are Told 
A report timed six years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks - and more than two years after Hurricane Katrina - says the St. Louis region is not as ready as it should be for a large-scale disaster. Individuals and neighborhoods in particular should be more prepared for a large chemical spill, pandemic flu, major earthquake or severe tornado, which were rated in the FOCUS St. Louis study released Tuesday as the most likely disasters here. Readiness has improved, a 29-member task force of the civic leadership organization found, but communication and collaboration remained a weakness, especially across state lines.

A Dogs Life, a Familys Care
Many people think of their dogs as family. A new book from the Red Cross helps them care for their dogs like family, too.

Red Cross Partners with 100 Black Men of America
A new agreement will provide a unique opportunity for the Red Cross to reach African-American audiences, especially youth.

Lessons Learned in Aceh Save Lives in Sumatra
Red Cross simulations and real-life experiences are helping residents of Indonesia prepare for natural disasters.

Red Cross Workers Deploy With Service Members in Iraq
The Red Cross mobile Armed Forces Emergency Services team go to all ends of the Earth to help U.S. service members...literally.

Now is the Time to Be Informed
Do you know what types of disasters can occur in your area and how to prepare for them? Find out today.