Thursday, January 8, 2015
Letter from East Tennessee Executive Director Michelle Hankes, January 2015
Many people follow the tradition of setting New Year resolutions: losing weight, stopping a bad habit, eating healthier, and so on. But how many of us can say that we’re still following those resolutions months later?
Here are some suggestions for resolutions you can keep:
1. Download the Red Cross apps and get a friend to do it with you. They’re free and cover just about any topic you might want: earthquakes, shelters, first aid, swimming, wildfires, and more.
2. Convince your company to check out the Ready Rating program. It’s a free checklist to see whether your business can bounce back after a disaster so employees can get back to work faster.
3. Recruit a new volunteer for the Red Cross. It’s a lot more fun to help out when you have someone you know with you!
4. Make sure everyone in your family is trained in CPR and First Aid. Several years ago, when my oldest son was a toddler, he choked in a restaurant. My husband, Michael, had just taken Infant CPR and saved our son. One little class can make all the difference!
You can make all the difference for the new year!