Monthly Archives: September 2010

Mass Care Training

Time: Sept. 25, 9am-12pm

Room: SC 4327

Sign up on Nashville Red Cross website (instructions to be confirmed). Contact nila.manandhar@vanderbilt.edu or fayrisa.i.greenwald@vanderbilt.edu for more information.

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Movie in the Park and picnic

Want to have a fun evening in Centennial Park? On October 15, there will be a picnic and movie (The Blind Side) in the park for Volunteer Blood Donor Appreciation. Volunteers are needed from 10am-4pm and 5pm-9pm. To volunteer to set-up and help out, email davisk@nashvilleredcross.org. If you just want to attend the event, RSVP at www.nashvilleredcross.org/movie.

CPR/First Aid/AED training

When: Saturday, November 13, 9am-3:30pm
Where: Sarratt 216/220
Cost: $58 due November 5
Limit: 15 people

There will be a CPR/First Aid/AED training on Saturday, November 13. The training costs $58, and you will be certified for one year. To sign up, please email alyssa.j.fesmire@vanderbilt.edu.

Blood Drive: Oct. 18-20

Our upcoming Blood Drive will be October 18-20, 11am-4pm. As the event approaches you will be able to sign-up to donate and/or volunteer to help work the blood drive.

Ming Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration

We will be starting our volunteering and shadowing opportunities at Ming Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration and Wang Vision Institute. Please email Nila Manandhar at nila.manandhar@vanderbilt.edu for more information.

Relay for Life

When: November 12, 6pm-6am.

We are putting together a Red Cross team for Relay for Life! To sign up, go to www.relayforlife.org/vandy, click sign-up, go to “Join a Team”, and type in VandyRedCross. If you have questions, please email Jessica Chamish at jessica.a.chamish@vanderbilt.edu.

Hands On Nashville

Time: Saturday, September 25th from 8am-12pm

Site: Monroe Harding Center – volunteers needed for cleaning, painting, gardening, etc.

If you are interested, please email jessica.a.chamish@vanderbilt.edu.

Join the 10,000

Join the 10,000 is a Nashville Area Red Cross campaign to make Middle Tennessee the SAFEST and MOST PREPARED region in the nation.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, click here to sign up. There is an orientation session on Thursday, September 23, 6-8pm in Buttrick 302.

Questions? Please contact Nila Manandhar and Fayrisa Greenwald.

More information

Disaster can strike at a moment’s notice…

Middle Tennessee is vulnerable to a number of disaster threats including:

  • Tornadoes
  • Flood (Wolf Creek Dam)
  • Earthquakes (New Madrid Fault Line)
  • Chemical spills
  • Terrorist attacks
  • Pandemic

The Goal

The Nashville Area Red Cross seeks to train a reserve corps of 10,000 volunteers NOW so that Middle Tennessee is prepared when disaster strikes.

Disaster Response Areas for Training

Volunteers are trained in one or more of the eight disaster response functions listed below:

  • Individual Client Services
  • Mass Care
  • Partner Services
  • Damage Assessment and Financial Reporting
  • Logistics
  • Volunteer Staffing Services
  • Fundraising and Communications
  • Technology

Prepare Now

Join the 10,000 and prepare yourself, your family, your workforce, and your community for potential disaster.

Source: http://www.nashvilleredcross.org/general.asp?SN=8469&OP=8495&SUOP=9690&IDCapitulo=78t3z2wsk0

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) trainings

Tentative dates: October 2 and December 4. A training session lasts 4 hours.

To get more information or to sign up, contact Ana Milisavljevic at ana.milisavljevic@vanderbilt.edu.

What is IHL? Take a look at the Wikipedia article.

General body meeting minutes, September 12, 2010

Link: https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=10qXoq0OxTWLRxGuSEqCPT0uMpo4q8mS_JwTEUT4ZcAg&hl=en