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Calling all Bay Area volunteers: 'Team Red Cross' wants you!
Calling all Bay Area volunteers: 'Team Red Cross' wants you!

Tampa, Florida-- Do you enjoy providing service to your community? If so, American Red Cross is looking for you!

The American Red Cross recently launched their "Team Red Cross App" that will allow people to sign up to help, get an overview on basic tasks and receive notifications and Red Cross disaster volunteer opportunities in their community.

"When people see an emergency happening in their community, they often want to help but may not know how," said Linda Carbone, CEO of Florida's West Coast Region. "The Team Red Cross App provides an easy and quick way for people to sign up to help the Red Cross and support their community."

Signing up for the Red Cross app is simple. First you must download the app and then create an account.  Once you have completed these steps you will have access to jobs, such as working in a warehouse, handing out supplies or assisting with feeding. The Team Red Cross App will notify users when there is a need for volunteers based on their location.

The public is encouraged to download the app before a disaster strikes in Tampa Bay. The app is free and is designed for iPhone and Android smart phones and tablets.

Additional features include:

  • A quick orientation right on the mobile device.
  • Ability for people to share notifications for volunteers with their social network.
  • Earn digital "badges" by completing a job test, accepting a job, sharing the app, recruiting volunteers, etc. The "badges" can then be shared with their social network.
  • Allows people to donate money to the Red Cross and sign up to donate blood.
  • ffers emergency response information that people can share with their friends at the touch of a button.

Written by 10 news intern, Stefante Randall

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