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The Importance of the Red Cross – What You Need to Know

Written by: Lauren Strait

The American Red Cross provides critical services to communities across the country, especially when disaster strikes. A recent Money Radio show hosted by Bob Roth of Cypress HomeCare in Phoenix featured Edgar Leivo, CEO of the Red Cross Arizona/New Mexico region, to discuss the organization’s vital role.

For the full episode, you can find it on the following podcast links:





You can also check it out on our YouTube channel:

Some key takeaways from the show:

  • The Red Cross provides disaster relief, blood donations, CPR training, caregiving education, and other services to help people in need and save lives. Volunteers make up over 90% of their workforce.
  • They have strong emergency preparedness and response programs. This includes working with schools on readiness training for kids, public education campaigns, and coordination with government partners. Go to for online training courses and resources.
  • Blood donations through the Red Cross account for 40% of the national blood supply. They make it easy to find local blood drives and donation centers. People can also use the Red Cross Blood Donor app.
  • The Red Cross relies on public donations, not government funding, to carry out their mission. Consider leaving a legacy gift or providing regular financial support.
  • Volunteering provides an opportunity to help your community while learning new skills. Options range from disaster response to administrative work to event planning. Use the Volunteer Connection app to get involved.
  • Download the Red Cross emergency app to access local shelters, training, and more right from your phone.

The Red Cross has served communities for over 140 years. With the right resources and dedicated volunteers, we can better prepare for emergencies and come together during challenging times.

If you have any questions or want more information about how the Red Cross can help you, a loved one or a caregiver in Phoenix, give us a call. If you or a loved one is in need of in-home care services, don’t hesitate to reach out to Cypress HomeCare Solutions. We’re here to help you navigate the challenges of dementia and provide the care and support your family deserves. Give us a call today and let us assist you in providing the best possible care for your loved one during this season of change.

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Call (602) 264-8009 or contact us to learn more about home care services.

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