Red Cross outreach meeting at county health offices
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
In a meeting held at the Moniteau County Health Department, Carl Nappier presented information on what the American Red Cross does to help the community.
As an entity the organization does blood collection (collecting half of the blood and blood products used in the country), trains in life saving skills (such as CPR, AED and First Aid training, swim and lifeguard training), works with the military to help the families maintain contact during emergencies and engages in disaster relief services (fires, floods, storm and tornados).
Nappier told of the founding of the American Red Cross on May 21, 1881 by Clara Barton. The Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross was founded in 1917, but recently underwent a name change. It is now known as the Heart of Missouri Chapter.
For more of this story check out the April 18 issue of the California Democrat.