The Atlanta Red Cross is on the Social Web

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Dear Red Cross Staffers, Volunteers, and the General Public,

My name is Tola and I  am one of the new interns here at the Metro Atlanta Chapter of the American Red Cross. Part of my job is to make sure that we are effectively social media sites like facebook and twitter to get the word about important events, weather reports, and emergencies. To do this, I have outlined a few ways that social media can help us fulfill those goals.

In truth, we’ve been active in the social web for a few years now, but we are looking to take our efforts to the next level. In order to do this successfully, we need your help.

Currently, we have about 1700 followers on twitter and 541 fans on facebook. We have also aggregated a list of nearly 150 Red Cross Chapters across the USA and many parts of the world including places as far out as the Philippines, Bolivia, Italy, and Iceland.

Especially since hurricane season is well underway, we are looking to have a more local presence in the online community so that we can provide you with valuable and up to date information that can help you plan for any emergencies. We realize that 1700 followers is not enough to serve the 5.7 million people living in the Atlanta area and that is precisely why need your help.

You can do your part by liking us on facebook and following us twitter. If you don’t have a facebook or twitter, then please tell your friends, co-workers, children and grandchildren about  our profiles. These simple steps will greatly increase the effectiveness of our communications and help us improve the quality of the service that we provide.

You can find us online at




Omotola Ajibade

Public Affairs Intern

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