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Filipino community calls for help to aid Typhoon Vamco survivors

Members of the Cayman Bayanihan Filipino Community are rallying together to provide relief to tens of thousands of Filipinos who have been affected by Typhoon Vamco.

Red Cross launches appeal to help Eta victims

The Cayman Islands Red Cross has launched an appeal to help victims of Hurricane Eta.

Maples donates US$49,000 to Red Cross

The Maples Group recently donated US$49,373 on behalf of its clients to the Cayman Islands Red Cross, following a general appeal by the organisation for essential funding.
Savannah Primary School students Mikayla Thames (left) and Alyssa Burton use the Compass as a learning aid.

Compass given free to all schools

The Cayman Compass is proud to grant online subscriptions to all educational establishments as part of its community outreach programme. The newspaper, which has been at the heart of the community since 1965, already supplied complimentary print copies to many organisations, including schools. This public-spirited policy has now been extended to digital subscriptions recently introduced by the Compass.
CayMask, organised by Massive Media, has encouraged Cayman Islanders to try creating their own DIY masks

Cayman community answers call for protective masks

Many Cayman residents and organisations have stepped up in response to the international shortage of medical-grade masks by making their own. The Red Cross of the Cayman Islands is mobilising the islands’ seamstresses and tailors to sew up to 4,000 masks, as part of an initial batch, to serve essential workers.
Martyn Bould waves from high above the clouds.

Climbing to great heights for charity

It seems that more and more of Cayman’s residents are taking on challenging tasks to raise awareness and money for local charities. From multi-marathoner Derek Haines to endurance athlete Kerri Kanuga, there are those who are pushing themselves to the limits for a cause.

Revamped Red Cross headquarters opens

The Cayman Islands Red Cross reopened its doors on Wednesday after undergoing extensive renovations.

Red Cross celebrates its volunteers

The Cayman Islands Red Cross handed out awards to some of its hardest-working volunteers at its 16th annual volunteer-appreciation event.

Red Cross Bahamas relief contributions cross US$300k

The Cayman Islands Red Cross said it has raised more than US$300,000 towards relief efforts in the hurricane-ravaged islands in the Bahamas. The island chain was pummelled by Hurricane Dorian in early September. At least 50 people were killed and thousands were left homeless following the passage of the Category 5 storm.

Red Cross closes its 
Cannon Place thrift shop

The Cayman Islands Red Cross has closed its Cannon Place thrift shop permanently and it is appealing to the public not to leave donations at that location.

Red Cross child safety programme open to local schools

The Cayman Islands Red Cross has opened its child safety programme ‘My Body is My Own’ to local primary schools and early education centres throughout Grand Cayman for children ages 3 to 6 years old.

Relief effort begins in earnest for Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian left the Bahamas Tuesday after lingering in the area since Sunday night, and several of the country’s regional neighbours have begun putting together donations to support its recovery.

Mount Kilimanjaro climb supports Red Cross

Mount Kilimanjaro and Grand Cayman have more than 8,000 miles in distance and 19,000 feet in elevation separating them.
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Free hepatitis screenings Tuesday

The Health Services Authority and Cayman Islands Red Cross will offer free health screenings for hepatitis on Tuesday, 30 July, from 9am to 1pm at the Red Cross Administration Offices, Cayman Corporate Centre on Hospital Road.

Mount Kilimanjaro climb to benefit Red Cross

This August, long-time Cayman Islands resident Martyn Bould will take on Africa’s tallest mountain peak in support of the Cayman Islands Red Cross.

Colours Cayman launches ‘Allies’ network

Rainbow turtles have begun appearing in the doorways of some Cayman Islands businesses. The decals represent efforts by Colours Cayman to identify LGBT-friendly organisations on island and create safe spaces for all residents, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Marathon raises US$9,000 for charities

Participants in last year’s Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon raised more than US$9,000 online for several local charities.

Free HIV tests this week

Cayman Islands healthcare officials are offering free HIV tests this week to mark HIV Testing Week, and in support of National Testing Day and Regional HIV Testing Day which are observed on Thursday, 27 June.

Red Cross volunteers prepare for hurricane season

Nearly 100 volunteers gathered to hear of the potential tasks ahead of them and the preparations they should be making at the Cayman Islands Red Cross’s pre-hurricane meeting.

Red Cross deputy director honoured

The Cayman Islands Red Cross’s deputy director, Carolina Ferreira, was one of 18 women out of 300 nominations worldwide who was recognised by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Governor signs up as Red Cross patron

Governor Martyn Roper has agreed to become patron of the Cayman Islands Red Cross.

Red Cross shelter gets $10,000 pledge

Estera Cayman has pledged $10,000 over two years to the Cayman Islands Red Cross “Shelter from the Storm” project, bringing to more than $300,000 the amount donated or pledged to help the organization renovate and refurbish its headquarters.

Red Cross lauds volunteer community

The Cayman Islands Red Cross thanked some of the people who made its annual mission possible on Jan. 19 when it staged its 15th Annual Volunteer Appreciation event. The event, called “The Henris,” makes a point of recognizing and highlighting the achievements of volunteers.

Red Cross Thrift Shop relocates

The Cayman Islands Red Cross Thrift Shop has a temporary new home.

Matching gift boosts Red Cross toward target

An anonymous donor has matched a $225,000 contribution from the Cayman Islands government to renovate the Cayman Islands Red Cross headquarters building and bring it up to code.

CIBC donates $100,000 to renovate Red Cross shelter

CIBC has donated $100,000 to “Shelter from the Storm,” the Cayman Islands Red Cross’s capital campaign to renovate its hurricane shelter and headquarters.

Golfers raise $45,000 to help Red Cross

A golf tournament hosted by the Cayman Islands Red Cross and Royal Bank of Canada last month raised more than $45,000 for the local Red Cross branch.
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CIIPA charity to support Special Olympics

The Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants is inviting the community to walk or run for Special Olympics Cayman Islands.

Department of Commerce and Investment pitches in for citizen in need

The Department of Commerce and Investment found a way to come to the rescue of a Cayman citizen.

Red Cross seeks help for renovations

The Cayman Islands Red Cross is hoping for a little help from the community.
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Man arrested following West Bay fire

Police arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of arson after a residence in which 12 people were living was destroyed by fire Tuesday. The suspect was a resident of the property, police said.

Red Cross stages annual pre-hurricane meeting

The Cayman Islands Red Cross recently gathered 100 volunteers to take part in the annual pre-hurricane meeting.

Brac emergency response team set up

Cayman Brac now has its own Community Emergency Response Team.

Governor hosts World Red Cross Day celebrations

Celebrations to mark World Red Cross Day this month were held at Government House, where Governor Anwar Choudhury hosted 123 Cayman Islands Red Cross volunteers and partners.

Cayman joins Red Cross Day celebrations

The Cayman Islands Red Cross is joining Red Cross, Red Crescent and Red Crystal Societies around the world to celebrate World Red Cross Day on May 8.

Cayman agency presents at international conference

Protection Starts Here, Cayman’s grassroots multi-agency child abuse prevention team, recently became the first Caribbean group to host a workshop at the International Symposium on Child Abuse.
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Community Emergency Response training begins on Cayman Brac

The next session of Cayman Brac Community Emergency Response Team training will begin on March 19, and registration is now open.

Cayman Red Cross director returns from storm-torn BVI

The Cayman Islands Red Cross has raised US$329,000 to help Caribbean jurisdictions hurt by last September’s hurricanes, with half the funds coming from one anonymous donor, the organization announced last week.

Red Cross to expand training

During 2018, the Cayman Islands Red Cross is planning to expand the work it does in the community and to get even more people on island trained in first aid and CPR skills.

Cayman agencies to attend US child abuse forum

Seven government agencies and independent organizations from the Cayman Islands that work to help combat child abuse will be represented at an international forum in the United States next month.
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Prospect wins CERT challenge

The Prospect Community Emergency Response Team won first place in the annual CERT Challenge, sponsored by Hazard Management Cayman Islands and the Cayman Islands Red Cross.

Red Cross celebrates volunteers

Recognizing the volunteers that make its work possible, the Cayman Islands Red Cross celebrated International Volunteer Day on Tuesday.
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Free HIV/AIDS testing offered

Six days of free HIV/AIDS testing and counseling begin Monday in honor of World AIDS Day. The free tests are being offered Nov. 27-Dec. 2

Red Cross delivers risk reduction lessons

Right in the thick of hurricane season, the Cayman Islands Red Cross and Hazard Management Cayman Islands took some time to meet with students and teach them how to lessen their risk of being impacted by a natural disaster.

Cayman Islands Red Cross leads way in hurricane relief

A wide variety of organizations have banded together to raise money in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and the Cayman Islands Red Cross is right in the middle of the philanthropic circle.

British Virgin Islands gets disaster management help from Cayman

Hazard Management Cayman Islands has sent Danielle Coleman, the agency’s deputy director of preparedness and planning, to the British Virgin Islands to assist with aid efforts. Ms. Coleman will assist the BVI Red Cross and BVI Department of Disaster Management in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Golf tournament raises $15,000 for Red Cross

RBC Royal Bank continued its 20th year of support for the Cayman Islands Red Cross charitable golf tournament on Sept. 1, donating $15,000 to the cause.

Runners raise money for charity

A nonprofit organization whose members walk and run to raise money for charities has donated $4,000 to the Cayman Islands Red Cross.

Local chapter marks World Red Cross Day

While the Cayman Islands Red Cross stays active all year, May offers the organization a chance to step up its activities and raise awareness.
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Red Cross raffles trip to Miami

The Cayman Islands Red Cross is raffling a weekend at the Crown Plaza in Miami. The grand prize includes two Cayman Airways tickets and two nights at the hotel at the Miami International Airport.

Volunteers sought for Brac airport emergency exercise

The Cayman Islands Airports Authority is looking for volunteers to take part in an airport emergency exercise on Cayman Brac on Nov. 30.

Cayman Islands Red Cross raising money for Haiti

The Cayman Islands Red Cross is participating in an international Red Cross Federation effort to raise US$6.9 million for Haiti relief after much of the country was devastated by Hurricane Matthew two weeks ago. The Cayman Islands Red Cross said in a press release that the international federation aims to help 10,000 families over the next 12 months.

RBC golf tournament raises more than $50,000 for Red Cross

RBC Royal Bank’s latest golf tournament raised more than $50,000 for the Cayman Islands Red Cross.

Volunteers practice disaster response

Dozens of volunteers clad in light-blue vests practiced putting out fires, search-and-rescue techniques and treating “wounded” patients Saturday morning at the Lower Valley agriculture grounds.

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