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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Terrible Event

June 12, 2016 tragic struck in the fun capital of Orlando. What used to be the unthinkable has all too often becoming the possible. When the news of the shooting in Orlando was heard the American Red Cross took action providing comfort and support. 
Providing blood is something that is done by the Red Cross and this is what they did. Providing 30 units of type ) negative blood to support Florida hospitals. The American Red Cross is standing ready to provide more if needed. 
Mental health volunteers have been provided by the Red Cross as well. Answeringphone call and providing information for needs is currently being part of the service of the American Red Cross as well. 
You can help as well. Donating blood is one of the top current needs. It was the fact that the Red Cross was prepared with blood on hand that helped save lives. You can help keep blood on the shelves by donating blood. Schedule an appointment to give blood in the coming weeks and months ahead It takes donors around the country to keep the supply up. 

Emergencies can and do happen any where. If you can not donate blood for some reason consider donating money to help the Red Cross care for the thousands of tragedies a year.

What you can do. The events in Orlando also emphasize the importance of knowing what to do when an emergency occurs. The bystanders provided care as there was so many victims. So knowing what to do in an emergency is important. Events like this cause feelings of anxiety because noone knows what to do. 

Stay informed but limit media exposure of the events. Children are especially vulnerable to stress and media. Allow children to share their thoughts and reassure them that they are ok. 

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