In this opportunity I will tell you about my time at the Red Cross in Venezuela, where I participated in various activities; I was able to help a community of low resources, I wrapped gifts and school supplies for children in need, and I understood how the Red Cross is organized, the principles that we always, yes... always, in each meeting we defined the 7 universal principles of the Red Cross: Universality, Neutrality, Impartiality, Humanity, Universality, Independence, and Volunteerism. The red cross does not discriminate against your religious tendency, political ideology, or skin color. It is willing to help anyone who needs it, even in moments of great tension.
También recuerdo algo en particular, durante una reunión nos hicieron pararnos y una persona tenia que saludar a todos los que estabamos parados, no entendiamos bien pues en esa época no se hacia mucho enfasi en el tema de prevención a nivel general en la población sobre lavarse las manos, nos dijeron.. "miren sus manos" y nos dimos cuenta que teniamos las palmas de las manos llenas de escarcha.. ahi entendi, que mucho ni nos damos la tarea de lavarnos las manos incluso cuando nos saludan.. eso fue hace aproximadamente 5 años.
I have memories of camping to learn how to deal with adverse situations; such as a natural disaster, some irregular situation where people have been injured. Learning how to handle logistics during a concert and why it is important to have medical staff present at mass events.
I also remember something in particular, during a meeting we were made to stand and one person had to greet all of us who were standing, we did not understand well because at that time there was not much emphasis on the issue of prevention in the general population about washing hands, we were told. "look at your hands" and we realized that we had our palms full of frost... there I understood, that we don't even give ourselves the task of washing our hands even when we are greeted... that was about 5 years ago.
I took part as a red cross in the youth section... that's why my bib has a "+J". I even had to swear as such... it was an experience that I will not forget and that I will explain at the time, to those who ask me. I started by doing the first aid courses at the red cross, and then I introduced myself as a volunteer by going every Thursday afternoon to take part in meetings about the next activities to be carried out among them, which I counted on and helping on dates like December in going to deliver clothes, shoes and food to homeless people.
Muchisimas gracias por pasarse por mi post donde les escibi lo que pase por la Cruz Roja, los invito a colaborar al menos una vez en algo parecido para tener vivencias, espero que les haya gustado mi recuerdo (:
Thank you very much for coming to my post where I wrote about what happened at the Red Cross, I invite you to collaborate at least once in something similar to have experiences, I hope you liked my memory (: