Look to American Red Cross "Safe and Well Website" for
Florida Tornado Victims
Family and friends can register, search for loved ones
February 2, 2007|
Public Relations Director 609.951.2116; (cell) 609.206.4043|
PRINCETON, NJ, February 2, 2007 – Family and friends of those
affected by today’s tornadoes in central Florida can check the American
Red Cross “Safe and Well Website” for information at
The website is available round the clock, and the Red Cross encourages
affected residents to register. Wherever there is Internet access,
people can register on or search the website.
The “Safe and Well Website” enables people within a disaster area to let
their families and friends outside of the affected region know that they
are “safe and well.” Loved ones who are concerned about family members
in an affected area can search the website to view these messages.
The site can also be reached via
www.redcross.org by clicking the “Safe and Well Website” link.
The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to
help their neighbors—across the street, across the country and across
the world—in emergencies. Each year, in communities large and small,
victims of some 70,000 disasters turn to neighbors familiar and new—the
nearly 1 million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross.
Through almost 815 locally supported chapters, more than 15 million
people gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to
emergencies in their homes, communities and world. Some 4 million people
give blood—the gift of life—through the Red Cross, making it the largest
supplier of blood and blood products in the United States. The Red Cross
helps thousands of U.S. service members separated from their families by
military duty stay connected. As part of the International Red Cross and
Red Crescent Movement, a global network of 181 national societies, the
Red Cross helps restore hope and dignity to the world's most vulnerable
people. 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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