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San Pedro Branch Belize Red Cross #432498
03/09/12 01:53 AM
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The San Pedro Branch of the Belize Red Cross is looking for people who would like join our team.

To register there is an annual membership fee of BZ$25.00 per year for Volunteers and BZ$100.00 for Contributing Members. This annual fee is used by the Branch for development and execution of community activities. Belize Red Cross has a very minimal financial base and the volunteer and membership fees are designed to help sustain the organization.

The Belize Red Cross has a Headquarters (HQ) in Belize City and 7 Branches throughout the 6 administrative Districts of the country. San Pedro makes the 8th and the newest reactivated Branch

To register or get more information please email tacogirlbelize[at]gmail[dot]com
A few interesting facts about the Belize Red Cross:

The Red Cross has had a presence in Belize since 1914, the Clarion news paper carried out a request for the women of British Honduras to assist in WW1 War effort by knitting and sending warm clothing to the Red Cross in England.

Today the Belize Red Cross does a wide range of programs: including vulnerability and capacity assessments, forming training and equipping community disaster response teams such as first responders, developing community emergency plans, specialized training for volunteers, education of communities in health and disaster preparedness, certifying home care givers, assessing family needs, providing psychological support, teaching and administering first aid, training staff and volunteers, planning with stakeholders, working with schools and training students in preparedness, strategic pre-stocking of relief items and so much more.

Re: San Pedro Branch Belize Red Cross [Re: Marty] #432818
03/12/12 07:18 PM
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First official San Pedro Branch Red Cross volunteer and Member sign up Wednesday March 13th from 10:00am - 1:00pm. Our office is located in Island Galleria, big white at the corner of Coconut Drive and Tarpon st.

Please pass this information along to anyone you think would like to volunteer.

Our first effort is going to be a super fun funky musical fundraiser at Legends Burger house. Sunday March 25th from 12pm - 7pm

We are looking for grill masters and bussers among other things.

Link to fundraiser info
//ambergriscaye.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/432525/Save_the_Date_Sunday_March_25t.html#Post432525

Thanks smile

Last edited by tacogirl; 03/13/12 01:37 PM.

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Re: San Pedro Branch Belize Red Cross [Re: Marty] #432965
03/14/12 11:52 AM
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I would like to join as a contributing member Marty..I will be relocating to SP next month..I also mentioned that I can donate everything "Tacogirl" is looking for on her wish list.

Re: San Pedro Branch Belize Red Cross [Re: retired] #433029
03/15/12 08:52 AM
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Thanks so much Retired on wanting to become a contributing member and being able to donate our wish list.

We can work out sign up and everything when you arrive.


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Re: San Pedro Branch Belize Red Cross [Re: Marty] #433514
03/19/12 11:04 PM
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David and I are volunteers for the San Pedro branch of the Red Cross. We will be visiting local businesses this week to ask for donations for the raffles at the San Pedro Red Cross fundraiser on March 25th. If any business would like to contribute, you may post your gift here, also. We will stop by or contact you to collect your contribution.

The Red Cross is also looking for more volunteers. Please PM me or come to the fundraiser at Legends Burger House on Sunday, March 25th from Noon to 7 pm.

Any support is sincerely appreciated!

Re: San Pedro Branch Belize Red Cross [Re: Marty] #439612
06/02/12 05:35 PM
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Red Cross community information meeting

Monday night June 4th 7pm - 9pm
San Pedro Town Council Conference room - ground floor back of the building.

Topics for discussion

1.Debriefing session of field work

2. Presentation of data to communities &

3. Selection of Micro Projects

Re: San Pedro Branch Belize Red Cross [Re: Marty] #439616
06/02/12 06:08 PM
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Thanks for posting Marty, you reminded me to hit facebook too.


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Re: San Pedro Branch Belize Red Cross [Re: tacogirl] #440065
06/07/12 09:25 PM
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To be a contributing member, do you have to be physically located in San Pedro?

Re: San Pedro Branch Belize Red Cross [Re: Marty] #440721
06/16/12 07:30 AM
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You do not necessarily have to be here agavegirl. We have welcome help from afar.


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Re: San Pedro Branch Belize Red Cross [Re: Marty] #443112
07/23/12 12:08 PM
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Good morning all

I invite you to come to the Belize Red Cross community meeting tonight.

7pm town council conference room - ground floor back of the building.

Volunteers who have started the island mapping process will be presenting their findings to Ms Jes and Mr Fred who will be coming in from Belize City.

All the best
Laurie

Re: San Pedro Branch Belize Red Cross [Re: Marty] #509963
12/16/15 05:19 AM
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12 days of Christmas Red Cross Remix

As part of our Holiday fun, and preparations for the upcoming boat parade, the San Pedro Belize Red Cross decided to record a song. Well known photographer Karen Brodie jumped at the chance to be our jungle writer and she quickly came up with an excellent remix of the 12 days of Christmas. We immediately rounded up a few singers to help the cause and it turned out great.

12 Days of Christmas – Lyrics by Karen Brodie
Singers: Brittany O’Daniel, Shirlee Arnould, Jane West, Melody Wolfe and Sean Connors.
Special thanks to Ralf West @ Reef Radio and TV for his recording expertise.

12 days of Christmas Red Cross Remix Lyrics:

On the 1st day my true love sent to me, a building with a palm tree.
2nd day … 2 centrifuges …
3rd day … 3 pairs of crutches …
4th day … 4 pints of blood …
5th day … 5 golden slings …
6th day … my true love CALLED TO SAY 6 donors needed …
7th day … seven donors giving …
8th day … 8 kids a bleeding …
9th day … 9 splints a glowing …
10th day … 10 seniors fainting …
11th day … 11 wheelchairs racing …
12th day … 12 dizzy divers …

Re: San Pedro Branch Belize Red Cross [Re: Marty] #510229
12/29/15 05:23 AM
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A Year in Review: Belize Red Cross San Pedro

The Belize Red Cross San Pedro Branch (BRCSP) would like to thank everyone for their support over the course of 2015. The Branch is working hard for the community to make Ambergris Caye a safer place. Special thanks to Mayor Daniel Guerrero for coming to the Red Cross Christmas party and bringing an oversized check from the San Pedro Town Council to help us continue our work.

In Review; First Aid/CPR Training:

2015 brought our First Aid/CPR training to a new level, with the certification of an instructor who lives on the island. Ashty Dennison is currently the only FA/CPR instructor certified by Belize Red Cross on the island. Martin Dawson is our certified assistant.

This year – 64 people were trained in 6 sessions; 6 businesses, 2 schools, 3 private citizens and 2 new Red Cross volunteers were represented. Since our re-inception in 2013, 263 have been trained from 46 businesses and 2 lives have been saved; both were children.

What's Ahead; First Aid/CPR Training:

After monitoring Asty teaching a class, the school President of Washington University was impressed with her professionalism. He has indicated a desire to have training done at the beginning of each semester. Negotiations for that will be scheduled in January.

Anyone that is interested in joining the 46 businesses that are sending staff for training or taking First Aid training as an individual should contact the branch’s new FA/CPR Coordinator Aimee Fearneyhough via [email protected]
Courses run monthly at a cost of $50 BZ.

In Review; First Aid Stations: BRCSP had stations at 3 events this year; at the 5k walk for Mental Health Awareness, Lobsterfest and the Saga Halloween party. The Red Cross gave out plenty of water, and administered bandages to a couple of blistered heels and ice for a hurt knee. The most popular activity at the stations has been blood pressure checking.

What's Ahead; First Aid Stations: An email was sent to the San Pedro Town Council  office to ask for an agenda of events and permission to have a Red Cross First Aid presence on hand to render assistance if needed.

In Review; Blood Drives: Blood drive Coordinator Sue Barkhouse successfully planned and executed 3 blood drives in 2015 - February 7, June 27 and October 3; with 100 pints collected. If you have a rare blood type please make contact [email protected]

What's Ahead; Blood Drives: 4 quarterly blood drives to be scheduled for 2016.

In Review; Trainings:
Trainings attended by the San Pedro Branch were:
Resource Mobilization Training; Ashty Denison, Sue Barkhouse and Wendy Alter
Street Mediation Part 2; Shirlee Arnould
First Aid Instructor; Ashty Denison and Martin Dawson
Street Beat Follow up attended by Shirlee Arnould and Laurie Norton

What's Ahead; Training: Training opportunities come from Belize Red Cross Headquarters and we will always send volunteers subject to availability and interest.

In Review; Youth: The 5 attended Zoo Camp July 6 – 10 said it was an awesome learning experience. $400 was raised by the youth at a golf cart wash on May 30, to cover their travel costs.

San Pedro Branch youth representative attended a symposium on August 14, put on by the United Nations Department of Youth Services; celebrating the International Youth Day 2015 (August 12). This year’s the theme was “Youth Civic Engagement”. The main goal of the theme was to promote young people’s effective inclusiveness in civic engagement at all levels.

What's Ahead; Youth: Our branch is in need of an adult Youth Coordinator to arrange more youth activities. If you are qualified and interested in this position please email [email protected]

In Review; Volunteer Vacations: BRCSP hosted 4 groups who assisted with various projects and events while on Ambergris Caye.

Texas A&M group - March 14th - 17th and 21st 2015  - They were interested in learning more about tropical diseases and conditions that are more common in Belize.Red Cross arranged them to go on a Dr’s office tour and talk to all the doctors to get their questions answered.

Florida Association for Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and the Americas
(FAVACA) - March  26th - 28th 2015 - Brought to San Pedro Branch by Director General Lily Bowman, Belize Red Cross. The purpose was for them to do a comprehensive assessment of San Mateo in order for the Belize Red Cross to use in applying for grants to fix the infrastructure of this area so it would no longer be a threat to the people and environment.

Sperro - June 5th - 8th 2015 - Sperro is a not for profit organization made up of 18-35 year old young adults who share a desire to serve the community. While planning their trip they reached out to work with the Red Cross in San Pedro. The group of 26 was very eager to participate in an island food drive.

United Methodist Church Johnstown Colorado - June 4th to 25th
San Pedro Branch paired them with Ambergris Caye Elementary School to catalogue their library to the Dewey Decimal system. Along with the initial plan, the group took the initiative to notice ways they could improve the safety of the school and do some construction work. They made a stairway safer, fixed a sink so it was within easier reach of children for hand washing, fixed other plumbing and built a wheelchair ramp. In addition to all the work done The Johnstown group donated tools and money to the school.

FAVACA June 13th - 21st 2015

FSU EMHS in partnership with the Belize Red Cross Society a team of 16 assisted by Red Cross volunteers did a full assessment to measure the water and sanitation situation of the San Mateo community and to assess storm vulnerabilities. The 9 day research project included a site survey of the San Pedrito neighborhood.

What's Ahead; Volunteer Vacations:                 
We will host a group from a dentist office in the US that will be working with the Polyclinic in April.

2015 Fundraising events:

May; El Patio Dinner $1338.00
June; Blue Water Grill’s "Match the donations" program, $502.00
Last Friday of the month Crazy Canucks Trivia, $1075.00
Minute to Win It - Roadkill Bar, $185.00


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