During the Spring season, everyone is busy: busy gardening, busy cleaning out the garage, busy being outdoors, busy just being busy!
For the Red Cross, this is a busy season, too.
We’re preparing for the upcoming hurricane season, flooding season, tornado season and fire season.
We’re collecting blood, preparing supplies, and holding classes so you know how to care for yourself and your neighbors should a disaster occur locally.
We depend on you for help. Most people know about the Red Cross through blood drives and disasters. But did you realize that you could also help the Red Cross by teaching, taking or simply hosting one of the many Red Cross classes?
More than 9 million people will learn lifesaving skills through the Red Cross this year. Regardless of age or occupation, our health and safety courses offer peace of mind to all who participate. No one expects to be faced with an emergency situation. The Red Cross can help you to be prepared with the right knowledge and skills to respond when the time comes.
The American Red Cross also educates the American public about the principles of international humanitarian law. We promote Exploring Humanitarian Law curriculum for high schools and universities. Its adaptable resources give teachers easy-to-use information to bring alive lessons about human life and dignity.
Take a Class
Get involved with your local Red Cross by taking a class. From First AID and CPR to Disaster Preparedness and International Humanitarian Law, the local Red Cross can help you learn new skills and get prepared. And in the process, you’ll get a first-hand opportunity to see how the Red Cross is engaged within your community. Click here to find classes that are available in your area.
Become an Instructor
Red Cross Health and Safety instructors are a quality group of professionals who teach valuable lifesaving skills to more than 9 million people each year in businesses, schools and communities. American Red Cross Disaster Response instructors train volunteers to respond to disasters in a variety of specialized roles. And American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law instructors deliver presentations about the Geneva Conventions and their connections to current events. Click here to learn more about the types of classes for which we need instructors.
With full service training, community classes, authorized provider training or classroom and online options, the American Red Cross is the most trusted training provider of health and safety training that meets OSHA guidelines and many other professional and regulatory standards. Click here to learn more about training options.
Offer Disaster Safety Lesson Plans
The American Red Cross Masters of Disaster®curriculum is centered on a series of ready-to-go lesson plans that help organizations educate youth about important disaster safety and preparedness information. Masters of Disaster contains lessons, activities, and demonstrations on disaster-related topics that organizations can incorporate into daily or thematic programming. Click here to learn more about the Masters of Disaster coursework.
We know you’re busy but we could really use your help. If you’ve got an hour to spare, we encourage you to share it with us during this busy Spring season. And in doing so, you’ll be helping your family, your friends and your neighbors.
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