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This Saturday, on #ArmedForcesDay, we honor the men and women of the U.S. #military who’ve answered the country’s call to duty. When stationed overseas, military families are the backbone of the #RedCross #volunteer team and service delivery. Thank you all for your service.

The @CoralGablesMuseum in #Florida presents 100 Years of Humanitarian Partnership: The American Red Cross in South Florida. Using compelling artifacts, photographs, and uniforms, the exhibit explores the #RedCross story in South Florida of hope and help, beginning with the #WWI era to its most recent response to Hurricane Irma. The exhibit is open until May 27, 2018. #coralgables #museum #history #ootd

Our Sound the Alarm campaign was out in full force in #Minnesota! In these photos, a #RedCross smoke alarm installation team celebrates completing their inspection with the homeowner, a volunteer distributes buckets filled with supplies, and a family proudly displays their new fire escape plan for their home. Joined by fire departments and other community partners, we have been able to take significant steps in keeping our communities safe. Together, we can #endhomefires.

Earlier this May, on a cold and windy day on the Mull of Oa in #Scotland, a commemorative wreath laying service was held to remember the troop ships Tuscania and Otranto. The monument you see here was built by the American #RedCross in memory of the U.S. soldiers who gave their lives for their country. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In 1918, the Tuscania was carrying U.S. troops headed to the front lines in #WWI when it was torpedoed by a German U boat in the North Channel. Over 200 men were lost. The ship sank seven miles off the Mull of Oa where this monument now stands. In the wake of the disaster, the American Red Cross provided relief to the survivors and sent U.S. nurses to help care for wounded from its hospital at Mossley Hill in Liverpool.
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In October 1918, the Otranto, also carrying US troops, collided with another ship in its convoy during a storm that impaired their navigational equipment. This accident happened on the west side of the island in Machir Bay. More than 400 lives were lost. In both tragic events, the island residents were tasked with pulling the survivors from the sea, caring for them, and burying the victims. #WW100Scotland 📸Credits: 1-2) Susan Watson, 3) Les Wilson

Did you happen to see a #RedCross vest this weekend - or maybe you were wearing one yourself? #Volunteers across the #UnitedStates headed out in their local communities to Sound the Alarm against home fires and help install 100,000 free smoke alarms - in just 16 days. Our thanks to everyone for such a momentous effort. Together, we can save lives! #EndHomeFires #VolunteersRock (📸 by Michael McElroy, Luiz Ribeiro, and Mic Smith / American Red Cross)

Our hearts are with #Hawaii, as thousands have been forced from their homes since a #volcano on the #BigIsland began erupting late last week. The #RedCross is working closely with government and community partners to ensure people get the help they need. Our disaster workers are supporting evacuation centers and providing relief supplies such as toiletries, towels, blankets and snacks. They are also providing masks for first responders and residents. Disaster health and mental health workers are providing health services such as replacing lost medications and eyeglasses, as well as emotional support for those affected by the volcano. More details are available at RedCross.org.

On May 8, nine blood drives were held in the American Red Cross Penn Jersey Blood Services Region in memory of Philadelphia Fire Captain Matthew LeTourneau, a regular blood donor who died in the line of duty in January. In these photos, Matthew's brother Luke LeTourneau, as well as Philadelphia Deputy Fire Chief Gary Loesch (group shot, center) and Firefighter Kimmy Foster stop by to support the Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive in Radnor Township, Pa. Donors were asked to share and tag posts on social media with #GiveBloodToHonorMatt. Visit redcrossblood.org to learn how you can make a lifesaving difference for someone in need.

Today is World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, and we want to take time to recognize the staff and volunteers who help out in their communities, their countries, and around the globe to alleviate human suffering. They often put their lives at risk to deliver aid in line with 7 Fundamental Principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. Thank you for making a difference! #RedCross #RedCrescent #Everywhere4Everyone #humanitarian #volunteer

Smoke alarms help save lives! That's why we're working to Sound the Alarm to #EndHomeFires. Tap the link in our bio to donate. #WakeUpChallenge

We love seeing your #WakeUpChallenge videos! Here are @cody and @alexysgabrielle participating in the challenge. Together we can wake people up to the dangers of home fires. Tap the link in our bio to learn more. #EndHomeFires

Smoke alarms help save lives, which is why #RedCross volunteer teams are installing smoke alarms in communities across the country. Help us Sound the Alarm to #EndHomeFires. Donate by tapping the link in our bio. #WakeUpChallenge

Our friends at @YesTheory participated in the #WakeUpChallenge! Check out their video and then learn more about how smoke alarms help save lives by tapping the link in our bio. #EndHomeFires

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