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Some great things about the American Red Cross

Mountainside Medical Equipment enjoyed having the opportunity to sit down with representatives Julie Darling, Community Executive and Mallory Brown, Major Gift Officer from the local MohawkValley chapter of the American Red Cross this week. At the meeting we got to hear about some of the great things the American Red Cross is doing in the local area.


In addition to hosting blood drives and offering a wide variety of training and certification programs, like CPR/First Aid trainings, babysitting courses, lifeguard certifications, and swim lessons, the American Red Cross also:


1) Provides disaster response services, which include:

- providing food, shelter, emotional support, health service, relief supplies, and more

- providing recovery assistance to help families, businesses, and communities rebuild in the weeks and months following a disaster


2) Provides services and support to the armed forces, providing emergency services to military members and their families by:

- offering education and resiliency programs to help military personnel and their families during deployments and separations

- serving as a communication link between deployed military personnel and their families

- providing moral support in the locations where our military personnel have been deployed


3) Provides international humanitarian services by:

- providing relief during international disasters

- helping build safer communities

- preemptively preparing for disasters

- delivering vaccines

- educating future humanitarians


This June the Mohawk Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross will be hosting a Real Heroes Breakfast to honor some of our local community members who have illustrated their heroism by showing acts of courage, dedication, unselfishness while putting their own needs aside to help someone else.


Mountainside Medical Equipment commends the American Red Cross for all of the great work they do in and for the community. March is American Red Cross Month. Celebrate and show your support by giving blood (your one pint donation could save up to 3 lives!), taking a class, volunteering, or making a donation (for every $1 donated, an average of 91 cents goes toward supporting humanitarian efforts).

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