Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The new Web resources offers tips to help those coping with the Boston Marathon attacks.
One month after the Boston Marathon bombings, the American Red Cross has launched a new website dedicated to helping those affected by the bombings recover fully. The Red Cross has been involved in the Boston Marathon for decades, usually providing physical relief and care to runners. "Never could I have imagined we’d be talking about a response to the Boston Marathon that included taking a central role in Disaster Mental Health, aid to the families of the injured and deceased, and a role in helping our community heal," said Jarrett Barrios, CEO, American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts. "But that’s where the volunteers I work with were needed after the Boston Marathon Bombing, and where we stay, offering assistance." The new Web page …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Anyone in Boylston area can use Safe and Well site to let family know they are OK.
If you were in the Boylston Street area—of if your friends and family believe you may have been in the area—you can use the Red Cross's Safe and Well site to register yourself. The site, activated by the Red Cross for the marathon explosion, allows user to search for you by name to check on your status. To register your name, go to the Red Cross Safe and Well site. Google also launched a similar service late Monday afternoon. To list yourself or check for a loved one with Google, go to their Person Finder page.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
With trees, extra lights and candles in many homes this month, it's important to be aware of the fire hazards they present.
As beautiful as holiday trees and lights are, they present fire hazards many people may not be aware of. The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts is urging homeowners to use extra caution this time of year to keep the season merry and to prevent holiday fires. The Red Cross provided the following tips to ensure a safe and happy holiday season: Christmas Tree Care Holiday Lights and Decorations Holiday Candles