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2010-02-25 / Community News

The American Red Cross of Central Texas Needs Nurses

AUSTIN, TEXAS, February 17, 2010 – The American Red Cross of Central Texas is currently seeking to expand its corps of volunteer nurses. A reception for nurses interested in the Red Cross will be held Monday, February22nd from 5:30pm until 7:30pm at Chez Zee restaurant located at 5406 Balcones Drive in Austin. Volunteers and staff will be present to explain the role of Red Cross nurses in disaster response, health and safety education and health fairs. Information about upcoming training classes will be provided.

“The American Red Cross was founded by a nurse and Red Cross nursing has a long and powerful history. We hope to bring more nurses into our Red Cross family and revitalize this core service. There are so many ways nurses can serve the Red Cross mission and this reception is our way of extending our welcome to these skilled and caring volunteers,” explains Elaine Acker, CEO of the American Red Cross of Central Texas.

Ann Kitchen, former State Representative will be making the welcome remarks. Refreshments will be served. All licensed nurses are invited to attend. For more information or to RSVP people can email dventresca@centex.redcross.org or call Diane Ventresca at 512.929.1277.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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