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R– RED CROSS ROTA E– EMPOWERS V– VOLUNTEERS March 2014

American Red Cross Rota Newsletter

February Birthdays: Mary Warren- 1 Feb Ashlee Heir- 2 Feb Christopher Chandler- 6 Feb Tamia Johnson- 14 Feb Aissata Sall- 18 Feb Russell Brown- 20 Feb Lamar Simon- 23 Feb Ugur Acar- 23 Feb

March Birthdays: Scott Humphreys- 9 March Michael Lewis- 10 March Romina Arbildi- 11 March Ainshley Manlapaz- 13 March Rosa Poceiro- 19 March Melissa Carnedas- 21 March Sarah Hemmett- 24 March

In This Issue 

Being a Everday Hero Red Cross Hospital Volunteers Thank you Luncheon Ms. Sherri L. Brown’s visit to Rota How to become a American Red Cross Rota Volunteer


This year during Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need. These are people who help disaster victims get on the road to recovery, give blood to help a hospital patient, brighten the day of an injured service member who is in a hospital far from home, take one of our lifesaving classes and step forward to assist someone having a heart attack or to save a drowning child, or volunteer within their community. How does someone get involved so they can become an everyday hero too?

“I request that during that month (March) our people rededicate themselves to the splendid aims and activities of the Red Cross. ” –President Franklin D. Roosevelt, first Presidential Proclamation of March as Red Cross Month, 1943

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It’s easy… They can become a Red Cross volunteer, work on a preparedness plan for their household, or take a Red Cross Health and Safety class. The American Red Cross Rota office has a diverse number of volunteer positions available to meet all schedules and skill sets; whether a volunteer wants to donate an hour a month or forty hours a month, we welcome them. Come into our office in Bldg 3293 and talk to us today. We’ve got something that will fit your interest and time so that you can be an everyday hero too.

Not all heroes wear capes! You can be an everyday hero too… Just like Liana Demetrulias and Andrea Valenzuela!


CO Warrington with our Hospital Volunteers (February 2014)

US Naval Hospital Rota: Thanks Their Red Cross Volunteers On Wednesday, February 12th at noon, CO Warrington, XO Myhre, and CMC Manlapaz invited all of our hospital volunteers for a luncheon to say thank you. When asked why US Naval Hospital Rota was honoring our Red Cross Hospital Volunteers in this special event CO Warrington said this, “When the XO, CMC, and I noticed what all of our Red Cross Hospital Volunteers do to support us it just made sense to say Thank you from us directly to them.” XO Myhre, tagged in stating that when the idea came it made prefect since to do it around Valentine’s Day. The energy in the room with the hospital volunteers and hospital personnel was electric. Smiles and laughing could be heard and seen all around… There was no doubt in anyone’s mind this event was a hit! From the homemade dishes brought by the hospital personnel to the cake cutting ceremony the volunteers never stopped smiling. From the American Red Cross Rota family to the Hospital Personnel and their families we would like to say Thank you… Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to say Thank you to our volunteers. We can honestly say that the Hospital Volunteers felt the heartfelt appreciation they got from US Naval Hospital Rota.


More about Ms. Sherri L. Brown: Sherri L. Brown provides oversight and direction for worldwide American Red Cross programs and services for military members, veterans and their families. Prior to joining the Red Cross, Sherri served as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the IRS and began her career as an active duty officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. In the summer of 2010, Sherri served a two-month active duty assignment in External Affairs for the Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill Response in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sherri has a Bachelor of Science degree in marine transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and a Juris Doctorate degree from the George Washington University Law School.

Mission Statement for American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces: To provide humanitarian support to service members, veterans, and their families around the clock, around the globe, under a trusted symbol.

Ms. Sherri L. Brown, Senior Vice President of Service to the Armed Forces

We would like to say thank you to all of our Volunteers, Partners, and Military Commands that took the time out of their day to meet with Ms. Sherri Brown while she was here at US Naval Station Rota. Ms. Brown, who hails from our National Headquarters' office in DC came to visit American Red Cross Rota’s Volunteers and meet our local US Military Commands to see how her team in DC can provide more assistance to all of their American Red Cross Offices around the world. Ms. Brown heard from CO Pekari and his team how greatly they appreciate all the services their local American Red Cross Office with their volunteers on US Naval Station Rota provide to all of their personnel and their families. Ms. Brown met with Volunteers from the Hospital, Office, and Dental Clinic to say thank you for all that you do to support the Red Cross Mission. Ms. Brown had this to say to all of the American Red Cross Rota Volunteers, “Thank you… I hear stories everyday about how awesome our SAF Volunteers are along with all of the great things that are you doing on our behalf and American Red Cross Rota is no different.” While Ms. Brown’s visits are rare Station Manager, Debbie Dustman had this to say about the visit, “It was an honor to have her take the time out of her busy schedule to visit us. She is an amazing woman, who came to Rota just to see what more she could do from DC to help our programs reach out even further. Her vision for us here at Rota Naval Station and around the world is for us to have the support we need to provide our services in the best way possible”.


How to become an American Red Cross Rota Volunteer: There are a two ways that you can start the process of becoming a Red Cross Volunteer. 1. Come by our office in Bldg. 3293 and we can start the process with you or call us at DSN 314-727-2333 or CIV 956-82-2333 and we can send you the link to Volunteer Connection. 2. Facebook: Go under the about (American Red Cross Rota) Section on our page. Both the Adult and the Youth Application links are located there. There are several different ways that we would use can use your help! From Special Events, the Schools, and Housing, to name a few, we are always looking for more volunteers. If you do not see anything that you are interested in please come and have a chat with us‌ Chances are we can find you a position to volunteer that suits your needs and wishes.

We have the volunteer positions that fit your needs‌ Contact us today!

Health & Safety Corner: Why does preforming CPR so physically demanding?

Contact Us: American Red Cross PSC 819 Box 22, BLDG 3293 FPO, AE 09645-001 Phone: DSN 314-727-2333 CIV: 956-82-2333 E-mail: Rota@redcross.org Facebook: American Red Cross Rota

Paid Staff & Key Volunteers: Winnie S. Boyle, Station Chairman Debbie L. Dustman, Station Manager Kayla A. Valenzuela, Field Office Assistant

In truth, the reason why performing CPR on any adult or adolescent child takes a lot of force. What we need to convey is that by performing CPR on anyone above the age of 6 the skill require you to break ribs in order to compress the heart to move the blood thought-out the body. How do you know if you are pressing hard and fast enough? Come take a class with us... Our adult Manikins literally light up show you if you are doing the skills correctly. Our next class is set for April 12th from 0900-1500. The cost is $55.00.

Prestan Compression Monitor

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