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American Red Cross: There’s an App for That!

About this time last year, you were introduced to the Hurricane App from the American Red Cross. Today, we’re going to take a quick look at the other free phone applications offered by the ARC to help you be better prepared at work, home or play.  These seven applications are available for free from either the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android).

Team Red Cross: Volunteer

The newest application offered is the Team Red Cross: Volunteer App, This application is intended to familiarize the layperson with the role of a Red Cross Volunteer, demonstrating how they might best serve s a volunteer during a time of crisis.  Each year, more than one million Americans work with the Red Cross as volunteers serving local community needs. Every day, these volunteers provide care and comfort helping victims of fires, floods, storms, and other disasters. The more severe the disaster, the more volunteers we need, sometimes at a moment’s notice. Team Red Cross wants people with various backgrounds, talents, and skill levels. Everyone has something special to offer…including you. Make a difference and join Team Red Cross! Find out more at the Team Red Cross: Volunteer App page, or download it directly from the iTunes or Google Play app stores..

Tornado Warning & Alert App

Get your family and home ready for a tornado with the official Tornado App from the American Red Cross. The tornado warning app puts everything you need to know to prepare for a tornado – and all that comes with it – in the palm of your hand. With interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to be ready.  From your mobile phone, call “**REDCROSS” (**73327677) and we will send you a link to download the app to your phone or you can download them directly from the iTunes or Google Play app stores.

Hurricane App

Be ready for severe weather with Hurricane by American Red Cross – A hurricane tracker app available for iPhone and Android. Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do. From your mobile phone, call “**REDCROSS” (**73327677) and we will send you a link to download the hurricane tracking app to your iPhone or Android device or you can download them directly from the iTunes or Google Play app stores.

Shelter Finder App (iPhone only)

When disaster strikes know when and where shelters have been opened to provide assistance. The Red Cross Shelter Finder is available in the iTunes store and works on iOS devices. The Shelter Finder displays open Red Cross shelters and their current population on an easy to use map interface. Shelter information is updated from the NSS every 30 minutes. Current populations are typically updated every noon and midnight when shelters are open and providing assistance.

First Aid App

The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Available for iPhone and Android devices, the official American Red Cross First Aid app gives you instant access to the information you need to know to handle the most common first aid emergencies. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid. Get instant information to handle the most common first aid emergencies on your iPhone or Android device.

Earthquake App

Be ready for an earthquake with Earthquake by American Red Cross. Receive alerts and notifications when an earthquake occurs, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an earthquake-prone area or has loved ones who do.  Features include step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even before/during/after an earthquake, even if no data connectivity.

From your mobile phone, call “**REDCROSS” (**73327677) and we will send you a link to download the quake alert app to your iPhone or Android device or you can download them directly from the iTunes or Google Play app stores.

Wildfire App

Be ready for wildfire with Wildfire by the American Red Cross. Get the latest state-by-state Wildfire news and updates, prepare your family, home and pets, let loved ones know that you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an area that is susceptible to wildfires or has loved ones that do.

From your mobile phone, call **REDCROSS (**73327677) and we will send you a link to download the iPhone / Android app or visit iTunes or Google Play app stores.

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