Veterans served to keep our country safe. Now, they can learn skills to keep their families and communities safe here at home.
The Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties is offering veterans free classes in CPR, First Aid and AED training. Anyone interested should contact Charlie Fleishman, Director of Service to the Armed Forces, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-309-1222.
Navy veteran Paul Broadway approached the local Red Cross with the idea.
“I thought with the people coming out of the military at this time and the lack of opportunity, maybe to give them an edge up on getting a job and being in their communities again and reintegrating that they’d get free training through the Red Cross in AED, First Aid and CPR skills, which would make them better for the community and themselves and give them a little more sense of self-worth,” Broadway said.
The Red Cross plans to train 500 veterans on a first come, first serve basis.
Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces provides a variety of resources for active-duty military members and their families, including emergency communications during deployment, emergency financial assistance and pre- and post-deployment briefs.