The following short articles were printed in recent issues of the Volcano Community News, see www.thecoopercenter.org
Article 11/18: Thanksgiving Fire Safety
Article 10/18: Cleaning Up After a Flood
Article 9/18: The ABCs of Back to School Prep
Article 8/18: Earthquake Home Hazard Hunt
Article 7/18: Coping Mechanisms Children and Disasters
Article 6/18: Hoarding and Fire
Article: 5/18: Using Your Fire Extinguishers
Article 4/18: Keep Your Valuables Safe From Flooding
Article 1/18: Resolutions You Can Keep
Article 11/17: Medical Oxygen Safety
Article 10/17: How High is the Water Mama
Article 9/17: Recognizing Gas Leaks
Article 8/17: Heat Safety People/Pets in Vehicle
Article 7/17: Are You Prepared for Wildfires
Article 6/17: Fire Safety for Older Adults
Article: Its Hot Out There
Article: Keep Documents Safe from Disaster
Article: Personal Emergency Communications
Article: Avoiding Chemical Emergencies
Article: Pet Emergency Supply Kit
Article: What is Volcano CERT? - Nancy Lakin
Hawaii Red Cross Volunteers Recognized during
National Volunteer Week
Honolulu, HI: April 13, 2015 — National Volunteer Week is April 12-18 and the Hawaii Red Cross honored some of its volunteers who have committed selfless amounts of time and energy to helping people in need at an annual Heroes Breakfast on Saturday, April 11 at the Waikiki Marriott.
The 2015 Red Cross Volunteers of the Year are Jan Kealoha (Oahu), Kenneth Cutting (East Hawaii), Phillip Fernandez (West Hawaii), Rebecca King (Maui County), Michele Molineaux (Kauai) and Daniel Suzuki (Animal Hero).
Across the United States, hundreds of thousands of volunteers are part of the Red Cross. They respond to fires, teach lifesaving skills like First Aid and CPR, volunteer at Army Hospitals and so much more. Here in the Hawaii, there are over 1,500 Red Cross volunteers helping the community.
“We want to take this time during Volunteer Week to thank our volunteers for their service and dedication,” said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO of the Hawaii Red Cross. “They help us fulfill our lifesaving mission every day, and we are overwhelmed with gratitude for their service.”
Last year, the Hawaii Red Cross volunteers provided food, shelter, comfort and hope to 152 local families (469 individuals) who faced emergency situations. They served 5,731 meals and snacks to victims of disasters and emergency workers in the field, housed 2,616 people during times of evacuation and presented disaster preparedness information to 22,001 people. They trained 13,222 people in lifesaving skills and provided 12,672 services to military members, veterans and their families.
The Hawaii Red Cross is inviting community members to join the Red Cross Ohana. There are many ways people can get involved. Go to redcross.org/hawaii to learn more about volunteer opportunities and to submit a volunteer application.
The Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign offers another way to volunteer and help reduce the number of home fire injuries and deaths in the area. Hawaii volunteers are teaming up with local partner organizations and local Fire Departments to install free smoke alarms for those in need and to teach residents about home fire safety. So far, volunteers have helped to install 320 smoke alarms in 79 homes.
Photo 3: Photo of East Hawaii Volunteer of the Year, Kenneth Cutting at Saturday’s Red Cross Heroes recognition event with award presenters Frank Richardson of Kaiser Permanente and Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO, Hawaii Red Cross.
Photo 2: Photo of West Hawaii Volunteer of the Year, Phillip Fernandez at Saturday’s Red Cross Heroes recognition event with award presenters Mike Kaleikini of Puna Geothermal and Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO, Hawaii Red Cross.
Photo 1: Photo of all the Red Cross Heroes from Saturday’s recognition event. Recognized at the Heroes Breakfast with our Red Cross Volunteers of the Year were our 2015 Community Heroes, Dion Couch (Military Hero), Jeremy Carroll (In the Line of Duty Hero), Chelsey Anne Dungca (Youth Hero), and Nicholas Garcia (Lifesaver Hero).
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