American Red Cross to Celebrate Red
Cross Day at State House
Put safety steps into practice with us
March 6, 2007|
Public Relations Director 609.951.2116; (cell) 609.206.4043|
Princeton, NJ, March 6, 2007 – In celebration of
March is Red Cross Month, representatives from American Red Cross
chapters throughout New Jersey will present Safety Steps at the State
House on Thursday, March 8, 2007. There will be demonstrations for
aiding choking victims and using an automatic external defibrillator (AED),
as well as an emergency response vehicle on site and disaster response
walk-through stations. Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts will present a
joint resolution proclaiming March 8 as Red Cross Day in New Jersey.
What: Red Cross Day at the New Jersey State House
When: Thursday, March 8, 2007, 10 am to 2:30 pm
Where: State House, 125 West State St., Trenton, NJ
Highlights of activities (Story/photo opportunities):
10:45 am, Program, Annex Rooms 101 and 103
Richard Kroitsch, a Red Cross volunteer, will
discuss how the Red Cross notified him of the birth of his daughter
through its Armed Forces Emergency Services (AFES) program while he
was serving in Vietnam. The AFES program continues to assist troops
serving in the Iraq war.
Representatives will speak from the Central New
Jersey Chapter, Bergen-Hudson Chapter, Jersey Coast Chapter and
Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region.
Recognition of Red Cross Month Proclamations from
U.S. President and NJ Governor.
1:00 pm, Joint Resolution presentation during Senate
and General Assembly Session
10:00 am to 2:30 pm, Safety Steps activities, Annex
Rooms 101 and 103
A Red Cross demonstration of CPR skills, including
rescue breathing, assistance to a choking victim, and use of an
Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
Be Red Cross Ready disaster preparedness
presentations – including a walk-through of American Red Cross
Take away information on safety and emergency
Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Services (AFES)
share ways in which the Red Cross assists military members and their
families. Veterans describe what these services have meant to them.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IN NEW JERSEY:
Within the state of New Jersey, eighteen local Red Cross chapters help
people in their communities prevent, prepare for and respond to
emergencies. Last year, 34,831 volunteers and 441 full or part-time
employees helped the victims of 1,144 fires, floods and other disasters
in New Jersey; trained 171,247 residents with First Aid, CPR or other
lifesaving skills; taught 107,571 New Jersey youth how to swim or become
lifeguards; and provided care and support to 5,472 military families.
New Jersey residents donated 105,850 pints of blood through the American
Red Cross, the largest U.S. supplier of blood and blood products. The
American Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red
Crescent Movement. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross
spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross
is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and
blood to do its work.
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