Tag: Cayman Islands Red Cross

Commemorating Red Cross Day

Commemorating Red Cross Day

| 08/05/2020 | 0 Comments

Around the world on 8 May, Red Cross, Red Crescent and Red Crystal Societies are celebrating World Red Cross Day. The day, which marks the birthday of the movement’s founder and winner of the first Nobel Peace Prize, Henri Dunant, has been observed annually throughout the world since 1948. There are almost 97 million members […]

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Red Cross shelter opening tonight

Red Cross shelter opening tonight

| 28/01/2020 | 0 Comments

The Cayman Islands Red Cross will be opening its shelter (Huldah Avenue)  at 7pm tonight to provide a safe space to the community in light of today’s earthquakes. Anyone with questions can contact the Red Cross Disaster Manager, Eddie Tinling-Miller on 326-7741.

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Golf Tournament raises funds for disaster relief

Golf Tournament raises funds for disaster relief

| 11/09/2019 | 0 Comments

As 128 competitors for the 22nd Annual Red Cross Golf Tournament gathered at the North Sound Golf Club on Friday, 6 September, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson thanked the Cayman Islands Red Cross for being there for the people of Cayman during Hurricane Ivan in 2004. He noted that the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Dorian on […]

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Savannah volunteers ready for emergencies

Savannah volunteers ready for emergencies

| 20/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Savannah Meadows has become the seventh community to establish a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) following a graduation ceremony held 14 August at Bodden Town Civic Centre. The 10 volunteers comprising the team completed 26 hours of training across over five weeks which covered topics on search and rescue, vulnerability and capacity […]

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Cayman Islands Red Cross Thrift Shop

Cayman Islands Red Cross Thrift Shop

| 18/07/2019 | 0 Comments

Due to renovations at the Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) Thrift Shop and HQ, the Shop has temporarily moved to Cannon Place, 294 North Sound Road, unit 130. Please do not drop off donations at the original shop, as it is unsafe due to construction. Small donation bags can be dropped off at the Cannon […]

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Martyn Bould to climb Mt Kilimanjaro for Red Cross

Martyn Bould to climb Mt Kilimanjaro for Red Cross

| 18/07/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): One man’s efforts to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is merging with a Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) campaign to raise hurricane awareness with the launch next month of the “Climb for Red: Peak of Preparedness” initiative. Martyn Bould, who has lived in Cayman for some 50 years, has been training the […]

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Red Cross volunteers ready for hurricane season

Red Cross volunteers ready for hurricane season

| 19/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) recently held its annual pre-hurricane meeting, with almost 100 old and new volunteers learning about the organisation’s role as a response agency and auxiliary to government. Held every year ahead of hurricane season, the meeting gives the Red Cross the opportunity to refresh information for returning […]

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Governor hosts celebration of Red Cross

Governor hosts celebration of Red Cross

| 17/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In recognition of International Red Cross Day, Governor Martyn Roper hosted 115 volunteers and partners of the Cayman branch of the charity at Government House on 8 May. In welcoming the group, Roper noted the importance of the work of the Red Cross volunteers locally, regionally and globally.

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Carolina Ferreira of Red Cross earns international award

Carolina Ferreira of Red Cross earns international award

| 29/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Carolina Ferreira, Cayman Islands Red Cross deputy director, has received international recognition for her community work, the only person awarded from the Caribbean and one of just two for the entire Americas. In celebration of Honouring Women’s Day on 8 March, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement […]

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Governor visits the Cayman Islands Red Cross

Governor visits the Cayman Islands Red Cross

| 09/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper and his wife, Elisabeth, recently stopped by the Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) as part of an ongoing familiarisation tour of the islands, learning about the agency’s programmes and services. During the visit, the governor also formally accepted an invitation to become CIRC patron for the remainder of his […]

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Training offered for violence prevention

Training offered for violence prevention

| 26/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) and Ministry of Education are partnering to ‘train the trainers’ for a youth violence-prevention programme that has been in place here since 2017. The master training is for the “It’s Not Your Fault” initiative, an evidence-based programme created by the Canadian Red Cross more than 30 […]

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Wants to donate used items

Wants to donate used items

| 11/03/2019 | 2 Comments

I watched Marie Kondo on Netflix (the tidying and decluttering expert) and I am going to try and retake control of my house. After I have thanked and said goodbye to my shoes, clothes, fax machines, modems, printers, where should it go? I do not like the idea of just throwing away things I no […]

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Free alarms still available for Prospect, Red Bay

Free alarms still available for Prospect, Red Bay

| 28/02/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Prospect Red Bay Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has to date given out about 1,000 home alarms to residents since distribution began in November last year.  The door and window alarms were a part of a Community Mitigation Project supported by the Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC).

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Red Cross honours volunteers

Red Cross honours volunteers

| 31/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) recently hosted its 15th annual appreciation event, “The Henris”, to recognise the achievements of CIRC volunteers throughout 2018. “The Red Cross is an organisation built on volunteer work and community engagement,” said director Jondo Obi in a press release.

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Red Cross renovations get government support

Red Cross renovations get government support

| 09/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) has received a government boost to its “Shelter from the Storm” appeal, which aims to raise $600,000 for remedial renovations to its Huldah Road headquarters. The campaign was launched in July 2018 to fund the work required to ensure compliance with current building codes, and provide […]

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Suggestions for donating toys

Suggestions for donating toys

| 10/12/2018 | 1 Comment

I want to donate some of my son’s toys to charity. Can you tell me where I can do this? Auntie’s answer: While I am always happy to find the answers to difficult questions and help people solve problems, I cannot deny it is also nice to be able to deal with a query such […]

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Red Cross gets financial lift for renovations

Red Cross gets financial lift for renovations

| 21/11/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Red Cross capital campaign, “Shelter from the Storm”, which aims to renovate and refurbish its hurricane shelter and headquarters, has received a corporate boost with a $25,000 donation from Cayman First Insurance. The campaign was launched this summer and the Red Cross is in the middle of the first […]

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Red Cross calls for help for Trinidad flood victims

Red Cross calls for help for Trinidad flood victims

| 07/11/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) has launched an appeal to help Trinidad and Tobago which has been dealing with one of the worst natural disasters in that nation’s history with the flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains last month. The rains, over a 48-hour period (18-19 October), have affected an […]

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