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Chronicle A Message from our Chair of Volunteers, Lewis Heuermann

JULY 2012 Naples, Italy

What an amazing month! I am continuously inspired by all of the amazing dedication our Naples American Red Cross community shows with every event. Take a look at the photos from the USO Block Party and Festa Americana events. These dedicated volunteers gave more than expected and had a wonderful time in the process. As we approach the middle of summer and the heat index rises -- how are you preparing to stay safe? Check out our tips on staying cool in the summer heat. Once you've cooled off stop by the Volunteer Needs section on page 2, and see if you find a new inspiration within our community.

Attention Volunteers: Please remember to record your hours every month and report them to the Red Cross office! Stay Safe in the Summer Heat: (an excerpt from www.redcross.org)

How can I prepare?         

Listen to local weather forecasts and stay aware of upcoming temperature changes. The heat index is the temperature the body feels when the effects of heat and humidity are combined. Exposure to direct sunlight can increase the heat index by as much as 15° F. Discuss heat safety precautions with members of your household. Have a plan for wherever you spend time— home, work and school—and prepare for the possibility of power outages. Check the contents of your emergency preparedness kit in case a power outage occurs. Know those in your neighborhood who are elderly, young, sick or overweight. They are more likely to become victims of excessive heat and may need help. If you do not have air conditioning, choose places you could go to for relief from the heat during the warmest part of the day (schools, libraries, theaters, malls). Be aware that people living in urban areas may be at greater risk from the effects of a prolonged heat wave than are people living in rural areas. Get trained in first aid to learn how to treat heat-related emergencies. Ensure that your animals’ needs for water and shade are met. Go to www.redcross.org to find out about ways to stay "cool" during the summer heat!


Hello Naples Volunteers, I know everyone is geared up for the summer months and looking forward to fun in the sun. Your local Red Cross is too and hopes to see you out there having fun! I would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers for spending time in the hot sun and working this year’s 4th of July celebration. We had great success and look forward to have great fundraisers in the future. If you have a good idea for fundraising please contact Lewis Heuermann at Lewis.Heuermann@redcross.org With the summer months quickly approaching please remember to be safe, and don’t forget the sun block too! Have fun and remember your American Red Cross appreciates all that you do! Ciao Jacquie

July Birthdays Timothy Henderson

Marilyn Williams

Christopher Presz

Krista Wilson

Paola D'amico-Ellis

Elizabeth Leach

Jessica Nilsson

Amie Fleming-Haddock

Daniel Beck

Alonzo Massey

Christopher Marino

Jolene Callahan

Donald Lilley

Volunteer Needs: YOUTH CHAIR: This volunteer coordinates and manages the youth volunteer program by maintaining contact with DODs schools and various agencies throughout the community who are looking for volunteers. This volunteer will gain experience in leadership and project management!

CPR/AED AND FIRST AID INSTRUCTORS: This volunteer will instruct CPR/AED or First Aid courses. This position provides the volunteer with training in public speaking, project management, and leadership!

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ASSISTANT: This volunteer will attend various training sessions and assist the Station with migrating all of the current volunteer data into the new system. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are needed.

American American Red Red Cross, Cross, Naples, Naples, Italy Italy -- (081) (081) 568-4788 568-4788 -- PSC PSC 817 817 Box Box 27, 27, FPO FPO AE AE 09622 09622


CPR/AED and First Aid Classes CPR/AED for Adults and Pediatrics The Naples Red Cross office will be offering a CPR/AED class on Thursday, 12 July 2012, from 0800-1130 on CAPO, Admin 2, inside the Red Cross office. Please call 626-4788 to sign up. This course teaches life saving skills of CPR and use of an AED on adults and children. Cost of the course is $50.

Free First Aid App for iPhone Available for iPhone and Android devices, the official American Red Cross First Aid app gives you instant access to the information you need to know to handle the most common first aid emergencies. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.

Social Media and The Red Cross Over 28,000 + mentions of Red Cross overall in the last month! How do you tell others about the American Red Cros? Stop by out Facebook page to tell us your preferred method of contact and be automatically entered into a contest to win some Red Cross gifts!

*numbers are estimates based on an overall monthly rating measured once a week

American Red Cross, Naples, Italy - (081) 568-4788 - PSC 817 Box 27, FPO AE 09622

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JUNE EVENTS - VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION Volunteer of the Quarter

Festa Americana

Check out all the photos from these events on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ NaplesRedCross

American Red Cross, Naples, Italy - (081) 568-4788 - PSC 817 Box 27, FPO AE 09622


JUNE EVENTS - VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION

Festa Americana

American Red Cross, Naples, Italy - (081) 568-4788 - PSC 817 Box 27, FPO AE 09622


JUNE EVENTS - VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION

USO Block Party

American Red Cross, Naples, Italy - (081) 568-4788 - PSC 817 Box 27, FPO AE 09622


July 2012