Our thoughts are with all of the families affected by yesterday’s shooting at Fort Hood. You can find a lot of information on http://blog.redcross.org including directions for how to check if your friends and loved ones have registered as Safe and Well with the Red Cross.
Many stories are coming out today about the heroism of people who acted in the moment to help their friends and co-workers. Many used their first aid skills, and undoubtedly these skills saved lives. There was also a great need for blood donation, and people stepped up to give.
If you’d like to learn more about helping people during emergencies, I urge you to take a first aid course or to give blood. We never know when people might need our help. I hope you all have a safe weekend.