Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tulsa Chapter prepares for Winter Storms

The Tulsa Area Chapter American Red Cross unveiled its new EmergencyOperations Center on Tuesday at its headquarters near 11th Street andMingo Road.Unlike the old EOC, which had fewer resources for volunteers duringemergencies such as last December's ice storm, the new EOC has 19individual work stations equipped with computers and telephones to managevarious necessities for shelters and volunteers in the 18-county area theTulsa chapter serves, said Brian Jensen, director of emergency services.Jensen said it was especially important to the Red Cross to have the newEOC ready in time for the anniversary of last year's ice storm."It is going to help the Red Cross take care of people as we've never beenable to before," he said In addition to the new EOC, Jensen also announcedthe future goals of the Tulsa Red Cross, including more shelters, more"ready when the time comes" trained volunteer teams and more local trainedvolunteer supervisors.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Parade

The SWOARC will have a float in the Christmas Parade this year. The Parade is scheduled for Sunday December 7th and starts at 3 PM. Line up will start at 1 PM. Anyone wishing to help or volunteer with the float is asked to contact the Chapter Office at 482-5303. My understanding is that Lyn has written a story, and Shirley M is going to read it to the kids on the float.

Please help us make this a safe and joyful holiday season. Merry Christmas.