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The Red Cross Centennial Exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum.

Centennial Exhibit Celebrates Red Cross History

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A retrospective on the 100-year history of the Red Cross in South Florida brings to life the Red Cross’ humanitarian mission from its founding in 1917 to support the war effort to Hurricane Irma relief in 2017. The exhibit featuring historical artifacts, images and uniforms is on display at the Coral Gables Museum until May 27.

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Sleeves Up, Hearts Open, All In …with IKEA-Miami!

IKEA Miami supports the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross by delivering 100 IKEA care kits that will bring help and hope to homesless veterans across South Florida. These comfort care kits consist of everyday items, such as: A Haren washcloth and bath towel, a Knalla backpack and poncho, Kex biscuits, CHOKLAD LJUS milk chocolate bar, bottled water and lots of love!

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American Red Cross Appoints New Executive Director for Palm Beach & Martin County Chapter

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WEST PALM BEACH, FL, September 4, 2015 – The American Red Cross South Florida Region has appointed Robin Hicks Nunley as the new Executive Director for the Palm Beach & Martin County Chapter.
Nunley is a Florida native who graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Nunley brings to the Red Cross over two decades of experience in the non-profit arena. She is a certified fund raising executive. She will support the organization with more than 1800 passionate and committed volunteers to serve over 1.5 million residents.
Alfred Sanchez, Regional Executive said, “Robin’s experience with the world of non-profits is a huge success for the Red Cross. She’s already hit the ground running, she gets it.”
In addition to her active professional career, she also participates on numerous local boards and is actively involved in many community initiatives.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit http://www.redcross.org/southflorida or visit us on Twitter at @SFLRedCross. Become a red cross volunteer http://www.redcross.org/volunteer.

Jungle Island Partners with American Red Cross & Miami-Dade County

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(editor’s note: information & graphics via Jungle Island)

With summer fast-approaching, Jungle Island is taking charge to help reduce the number of drowning incidences by offering the park’s first-ever ‘Penguin Pals’ water safety program. In partnership with the American Red Cross and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, South Florida’s favorite landmark attraction invites children and teens ages 17 and under for informative presentations and exhibits on how to stay safe around the water and promote healthful aquatic recreation. The fun course is taught by American Red Cross certified lifeguards with help from Jungle Island’s African penguin friends, who make a splash while displaying expert swimming and diving skills.

Afterwards, participating students are welcome to enjoy Jungle Island and its many animal ambassadors or even practice their new water safety skills at the *Rainforest Riptide, an unfathomable fun floating obstacle course at Parrot Cove beach.

WHEN:

Saturday, June 6, 2015 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:       

Serpentarium and Parrot Cove at Jungle Island

1111 Parrot Jungle Trail

Miami, FL 33132

COST:

FREE student admission with each paid adult with valid coupon

Free Student Admission

*$15 for all-day Rainforest Riptide pass/$10 for annual pass holders

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Every day, an average of 10 people die in the U.S. from unintentional drowning – with 20 percent of them children 14 or younger, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Florida alone, drowning is the leading cause of injury death among children ages 1-4. To help prevent drowning deaths, the American Red Cross offers a six-level Learn-to-Swim program for children over six-years-old to adults that is designed to teach basic water safety and aid of others in the event of an emergency. Classes are available throughout South Florida. To find a location near you and for registration, visit www.redcross.org.

ABOUT JUNGLE ISLAND

Jungle Island, a favorite South Florida landmark, is an intimate zoological park located in the heart of Miami, between downtown Miami and South Beach. Building upon a rich tradition that began in 1936, Jungle Island is home to some of the world’s most rare and exotic animals. Park guests enjoy engaging animal shows and informative exhibits while strolling by streams and waterfalls under a lush canopy of tropical trees. Guests can choose to participate in hands-on interactions with fascinating animals or go on guided behind-the-scenes VIP tours. Jungle Island enriches the lives of park visitors through immersive, real-life jungle experiences centered on adventure, animals, discovery and play. With its newly renovated Treetop Ballroom and picturesque outdoor spaces including a private beach, the 18-acre park also serves as Miami’s destination for extraordinary events. Discover Jungle Island today. Follow @JungleIsland on social media or visit www.jungleisland.com