Cuban Red Cross: 114 years at the service of the community (+Post)

Florida, March 10.- On March 10, Cuba, 1909, the distinguished doctor and patriot Diego Tamayo Figueredo founded the Cuban Red Cross, an institution that was registered by presidential decree 401 as Auxiliary Relief Society of the Public Power, and recognized shortly after by the current International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

From the founding times to the present day, the men and women who join the Red Cross Cuba as volunteers are protagonists in actions to protect the people against adverse events, be they earthquakes, epidemics, hurricanes and devastating cyclones, landslides, massive accidents, floods or fires.

The altruism and commitment of the volunteers of the Cuban Red Cross are also evident in the care given to the Haitian migrants whose fragile boats stop at the coasts of this Caribbean archipelago, in the vaccination campaigns, and in the permanent actions where trains the population to mitigate risks in the event of natural or technological disasters.

Inspired by the principles that govern this humanitarian institution at the international level, since 1945 Florida has had a branch of the Red Cross, whose current payroll includes 231 men and women organized into a municipal group of Operations and Relief and another SEVEN in the vulnerable areas of the territory.

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Licenciada en Educación en la especialidad de Historia y Ciencias Sociales en la Universidad de Camagüey. Labora como periodista en Radio Florida desde el año 1993 desempeñándose actualmente como editora del sitio digital de esta emisora. Contactos: Twitter: @MDuliet Facebook: Martha Martínez Duliet Blog personal:

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