Researching Community Partnerships
Researching Community Partnerships
Many companies are being aggressive and have decided to give back to the communities by partnering up with them and investing resources. These companies give people and students opportunities to participate and volunteer in working for their projects with them for the growth of the community. When these companies have a good will, the youths will have interests in them proving that they have the urge to fulfill the needs of the community.
RL Briones, B Kuch, BF Liu, Y Jin. (2012), How the American Red Cross to build relationship uses social media to build relations, keeping up with the digital age.
This book shows how Red Cross are usually distributed globally and works alongside the communities that are experiencing some form of disaster either natural or inspired by man. It shows how Red Cross have an interest in helping out children, the youth and the elderly despite their different cultures or beliefs. How they are also interested in providing basic needs to the children youth or the elderly with needs like shelter during that period of disaster. (Briones, Kuch, Liu & Jin, 2012) shares how some parts of other countries lack basic needs like clothing, thus Red Cross through charity work decides to volunteer, allocate people who will be handing out the clothes to various areas. Before this is done an evaluation on the eligibility of donation is done first. Before issuing out the donations.
D Rueede, K Kreutzer. (2015), Legitimation work within a cross sector social partnership.
This article shows how Red Cross as a community partner has interacted with the Community organization and has made people be able to donate blood. It shows how the hospitals have had a history with many emergency patients who have lost a lot of blood and lack a match of their blood groups. It emphasizes on raising awareness in the community and actually having many people to take the initiative and volunteer to donate blood usually. As shared by (Rueede & Kreutzer, 2015), the patients in hospitals who do not have a matching blood group will eventually have their blood groups once an awareness has been created to donate blood. The blood that has been donated by the volunteers is usually taken to various hospitals depending on the need of the blood groups.
J Drolet, L Dominelli, M Alston, R Ersing. (2015), women rebuilding lives post-disaster, Innovative community practices for building resilience and promoting sustainable development.
This article describes how Red Cross is involved in providing shelter and food for the needy. The needy in this article can be people who are from a poor background or environment or those that have had an experience with disaster causes and have been left as refugees. As stated by (Drolet, Dominelli, Alston & Ersing, 2015), this usually occurs when a nation is undergoing a crisis and people no longer have a place to sleep or eat their food. This article explains how the refugees are usually given a location as their camp site where they have their tents pitched for them to shelter, they also strive to provide food give safety.
L Thornley, J Ball, L signal. (2015), Building community resilience
According to (Thornley, Ball & signal, 2015), Red Cross offer scholarships to students who come from the less fortunate or orphaned homes. This article illustrates how they test out the knowledge of the students and give out scholarships to children who are smart and intelligent and are passionate in learning. This article also illustrates how Red Cross takes on the responsibility to deal with run away children by offering guidance and counseling together with therapy and education. Through this the child will open up, be in a good state of mind, body, emotion and they can decide to reunite with their families eventually. Thus Red Cross also.
T Gamboa, HH Marshak, (2012), Building capacity for community disaster preparedness: A call for collaboration between public environment health and emergency preparedness.
This article explains how Red Cross is responsible for transporting medicine especially when there are outbreaks or epidemics. The article gives an example of how some countries can have national epidemics like Ebola or malaria and how the Red Cross usually take on that responsibility to deliver the medicine to the people. The article goes further to share how patients are provided with a doctor or doctors depending on whether the symptoms are severe or on the situation. These doctors according to the article will be responsible for the regular check up and improved health of the patients. (Gambia & Marshak, 2012) illustrates how Red Cross value human rights and how that puts them to an advantage when it comes to working on health care because they look forward to giving their best in medicine.
LN Gerston, (2014), A guide to civic engagement, Public policy making in a democratic society
This author emphasizes on the importance of having students do good through participating in volunteer work. He also explains the benefits the student acquires like being disciplined and making better decisions. volunteer program has been up and running for quite sometime. He gives some of the advantages that the students involved in this volunteer program get when they participate in service-learning. He illustrates how they get an opportunity to apply their skills and perfect them at the same time, acquiring more knowledge that would be helpful in their academic life. The author proves that the student becomes smarter academically and also in terms of perfecting their professional skills and in the process have an experience which would go a long way in their professions (Gerston, 2014).
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