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2009 World Red Cross Day Event Friday May 8th

May 6, 2009


The American Red Cross chapters in the Washington, DC Region have partnered in planning this significant celebration. It’s a time to recognize the Red Cross’ efforts in disaster relief services and life-saving education and training for people around the world.

Presentations feature Linda Mathes, CEO of the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region, representatives from the International Committee of the Red Cross, the American Red Cross Holocaust & War Victims Tracing Center, the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees and the Peace Corps.


Friday, May 8th

3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

National Headquarters of the
American Red Cross
Board of Governors Hall
430 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(Closest Metro stop is Farragut West)

Reservations are required for entry. RSVP by Wednesday, May 6th. To RSVP, contact Norma Gamero at or 240-485-3053.

This event is open to the public. There will be live entertainment. Refreshments will be served.

Additional volunteers are still needed for this event. These are the areas of need: Event Preparation; Exhibit Booths; Building Escorts; Refreshments; or Event Clean-up.

If you are interested and available to help, contact Norma Gamero at or 240-485-3053.


World Malaria Day

April 25, 2009


The Red Cross has a history of helping people around the world. World Malaria Day is one of those initiatives.

Malaria is a deadly parasitic disease that transmits from mosquitos to humans. It can be life-threatening if infected and untreated. This endemic disease continues to affect over 300 million people globally, resulting in one million deaths – 90 percent of which are children.

Education provides people with an understanding of the disease, how it is transmitted, and awareness of the symptoms.

Preventive care provides people with resources to protect themselves.

Treatment provides services to monitor, evaluate, and care for those infected.

You can HELP.

Visit these websites for additional resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

World Health Organization

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National Volunteer Week April 19-25, 2009

April 19, 2009

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We celebrate and thank our volunteers who give of their time and talents – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – helping the people who live and work in our community. Our dedicated volunteers provide disaster relief services, participate in community events, and facilitate training to empower and prepare our community to respond to life-threatening emergencies that can happen at any place, any time – among many other vital services.

Volunteers make up the majority of the American Red Cross’ workforce.

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National Volunteer Week, observed for the 35th year, was signed into executive order in 1974 by former President Richard Nixon.

Volunteer to help save lives in your community today!

Donate to help us maintain Red Cross’ vital services.

Watch our videos.

If you are a volunteer at the American Red Cross of the National Capital Area Chapter, or you have been helped by our Chapter through disaster relief services, education and training or other Red Cross community services, please share your story! Help the community understand more about how we help and why we need donations to continue our vital services. Send an email to (Subject: STORY) today!

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