January 31, 2013
Superstorm Sandy devastated so many lives throughout the North East three months ago. The American Red Cross, through generous donations and selfless volunteers has been able to respond in amazing ways.
The American Red Cross has written a detailed 3 month report on the Superstorm Sandy response which includes personal stories from residents as well as volunteers. This report also talks about specific statistics for this response including how many meals were distributed. Our very own Jimmy Wright is featured! This article can be read here:
Superstorm Sandy 3 Month Report
Please see this video where Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross speaks about the Superstorm Sandy relief efforts (Make sure your volume is on).
January 7, 2013
Please support Florida’s Southern Gulf Red Cross by joining us at the Robb & Stucky International Naples Showroom on Thursday, January 24th at 6PM.
Robb & Stucky International is presenting “American Beauty: Gala Evening with Mr. Thom Filicia” to benefit local charities, including the American Red Cross.
Thom Filicia is a world-renowned interior designer. House Beautiful has named Mr. Filicia as a “Top 100 Designer” and House and Garden claim he is an “International Taste Maker”.
This elegant Gala will be a night filled with delicious foods and wines, a jazz ensemble and a five-star raffle with over 25 prizes!
As if that weren’t enough–many well-known Naples residents, including civic leaders and “cultural trend setters” will also be attending the Gala along with Robb & Stucky International executives.
“American Beauty” is not only a very exciting Gala in our area, but it has been named after Mr. Thom Filicia’s newest book in which Mr. Filicia himself will be introducing followed by a book signing.
Please contact Tina Beaty with any questions or with your reservations at (239) 560-0288.
December 18, 2012
Have you ever wondered what you would do in the event of an emergency such as a heart attack, stroke or allergic reaction?
Have you ever thought these skills were out of reach?
Your American Red Cross in Lee and Collier County have a variety of classes that teach you the skills you need to save a life. Classes from CPR to Babysitting are being offered in both the Lee and Collier County offices.
Why don’t you make your New Year’s Resolution to learn to Save a Life.
The upcoming CPR/AED and First Aid schedule is below.
Lee and Collier CPR Schedule
December 15, 2012
Silvia with Eyes Wide Open (a local Wellness and Awareness Center) held an interesting fundraiser for the Sandy Relief. Silvia donated the skills and talents of her staff to raffle off Reiki Sessions, Massages, books, candles and so much more.
During the event, you could buy a $10 raffle ticket which would get you a Reiki session or massage during the event. You could also buy $1 raffle tickets which would get you a variety of other items being sold that night.
Many people had Reiki performed and a lot of people got relaxing massages. Towards the end of the night, there were still items left on the tables, so Silvia and her team thought to raffle off the items.
Everyone who bought a raffle during the night was put into a basket. Like a typical raffle, names were pulled and people won items. A lot of people received healing and mediation books and CDs along with so many other items that were all donated for the event.
With each new item the staff really sold that item by telling people their chances of winning the item would go up if they buy more tickets to put into the basket. Many people throughout the night would buy additional raffle tickets to increase their chances of getting the item they wanted.
The whole event raised $465.87!
Thank you Eyes Wide Open!
All of the Eyes Wide Open Sandy Supporters
The Wonderful Chair Massage
A raffle winner excited for her prize
Silvia raffling off the Grand Prize
December 15, 2012
Delane Johnson came into the Naples office Thursday to donate her Birthday Gifts.
Delane, instead of collecting gifts, asked her family and friends to make a donation to the Sandy relief.
At the end of Delane’s special day, she was able to deliver $200.00 in donations for the Sandy Relief.
Florida’s Southern Gulf Region thanks Delane for her extremely generous contribution.
December 13, 2012
This morning we received another thankful letter from our Soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan. Thank you so much for volunteering to work on this big project. Because of your efforts so many soldiers have a little piece of home this holiday season. Don’t forget to look at their pictures below! Here is what they have to say:
On behalf of the US troops serving at Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan, I want to pass on my thanks and best wishes for the fantastic holiday stockings you sent.
Our troops appreciate the tremendous effort and the personal time and energy your volunteers spent the creation of the stockings.
Attached are a few photos of the stockings being handed out.
1st Sgt. Mike Lavigne, US Army
First Sergeant, US National Support Element HQ ISAF Kabul, Afghanistan
Soldiers from Kabul are excited to receive holiday stockings.
December 5, 2012
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Call the Red Cross today –
American Red Cross
Preparedness Health & Safety
Florida West Coast Account Manager