Press release from the American Red Cross:
American Red Cross Offers CPR and First Aid Class in Spanish as part of Red Cross Month in March
Recognizes Need for Class in Community
The American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana is excited to announce a community class in Adult, Child and Infant CPR and first aid in Spanish. The class will be held Saturday, March 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Red Cross, located at 1212 E. California Rd. in Fort Wayne.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there at least 14,000 people in Allen County alone that speak Spanish or Spanish Creole. With the growing Spanish-speaking population in the region, the Red Cross recognizes the need to extend its lifesaving training opportunities to members of the non-English-speaking community. This Red Cross course prepares participants to respond to those in need with the confidence that comes from being trained in lifesaving CPR and first aid skills.
In conjunction with Red Cross Month in March, a special “buy one class registration, get one free” promotion is being offered for this class. The first participant registers for the class at $55 and may bring a family member or friend for free; includes all participant materials for one person (additional materials for second person available for purchase). Participants may register by calling the Red Cross at (260) 484.9336 ext. 242 (bi-lingual staff member of Red Cross MIX program to assist).
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization â€” not a government agency â€” and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana serves seven counties: Allen, DeKalb, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley Counties in Indiana and Williams County in Ohio. For more information, call (260) 484-9336 or 1-800-513-2599, or visit www.redcrossofnei.org.