American Red Cross Month

Red Cross MonthMarch is Red Cross Month, and the American Red Cross is asking people to join them in helping those in need by volunteering their time, making a donation, taking a class, or giving blood.

For nearly 100 years, U.S. Presidents have called on people to support the American Red Cross and its humanitarian mission. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first to proclaim March as Red Cross Month in 1943. Since that time, President Obama and every president since have issued proclamations designating March as Red Cross Month.

The American Red Cross of Montana responded and provided assistance in 132 disasters last year. The chapter processed 787 emergency military calls, and trained over 17,761 Montanan's in first aid and water safety classes.

To learn more how to join or support the American Red Cross of Montana, please call

1-800-ARC-MONT (1-800-272-6668).


Events
  • Save-a-Life Saturday-March 19th
  • Be Red Cross Ready Presentations: Organizations and businesses can schedule a free disaster preparedness training by calling 1-800-ARC-MONT. A free online training course is also available at www.montanaredcross.org.
  • Health & Safety Courses: Community can register for these or future courses online at www.montanaredcross.org or by calling 1-800-ARC-MONT and asking for the Health & Safety Department.
    • Bozeman-March 8th: First Aid
    • Missoula-March 8th-10th: Adult, Child & Infant CPR, 1st Aid and AED
    • Bozeman- March 10th: Adult CPR
    • Butte-March 12th: Adult, Child & Infant CPR, 1st Aid and AED
    • Bozeman-March 14th: Child and Infant CPR
    • Great Falls-March 15th: First Aid
    • Billings-March 15th: First Aid
    • Missoula-March 16th: Adult CPR
    • Missoula-March 19th: CPR for the Professional
    • Great Falls-March 22nd: CPR and First Aid (Online & Classroom)
    • Missoula-March 22nd: First Aid
    • Billings-March 22nd: Adult CPR and AED
    • Bozeman-March 23rd: Adult CPR & AED
    • Helena-March 23rd: Adult CPR & AED
    • Missoula-March 23rd: Infant and Child CPR
    • Polson-March 23rd: First Aid
    • Kalispell-March 24th: First Aid
    • Polson-March 24th: Adult CPR and AED
    • Bozeman-March 28th: First Aid
    • Bozeman-March 29th: Child and Infant CPR
    • Missoula-March 29th-30th : Adult CPR and 1st Aid
    • Helena-March 30th: First Aid
    • Bozeman-March 31st: Adult CPR and First Aid (Online & Classroom)
  • Free Disaster Courses: Community can register for these or future online at www.montanaredcross.org or by calling 1-800-ARC-MONT and asking for the Disaster Training Coordinator.
    • Dillon-March 5th: Disaster Services: An Overview. 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce
    • Great Falls-March 10th: Disaster Services: An Overview. 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; Red Cross Office-1300 28th Street South, 3rd Floor.
    • Polson-March 12th: Client Casework-Providing Emergency Assistance. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Polson Library, #2 1st Ave. E.
    • Hamilton-March 19th: Client Casework-Providing Emergency Assistance. 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Marcus Daly Hospital Conference Room C.
    • Big Hole Valley-March 19th: Disaster Services: An Overview. 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Jackson School, 415 Jardine Rd. Jackson.
    • Polson-March 21st: Disaster Services: An Overview. 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; Polson Library, #2 1st Ave. E.
    • Kalispell-March 26th: Client Casework-Providing Emergency Assistance. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Kalispell Red Cross Office
    • Broadwater County-March 26th: Client Casework: Providing Emergency Assistance. 9:00 a.m.-6:oo p.m.; Broadwater Rod & Gun Club
    • Bozeman-March 30th: Disaster Services: An Overview. 6:00 p.m-9:30 p.m.; Fire Station #3

For more information, please visit http://www.redcross.org/ or join their blog at http://blog.redcross.org/.

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