The American Red Cross Provides Assistance in Vanuatu Following Storm

With years of private equity and venture capital experience, Hilt Tatum IV manages iPoint Capital Partners as the Panama City, Panama-based firm’s chief executive officer. Also an active philanthropist, Hilt Tatum IV shares his resources with service organizations such as the American Red Cross.

The American Red Cross recently announced that it has sent a disaster specialist to Vanuatu to assess the damage left in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam, which was one of the strongest storms to hit the South Pacific island nation in a number of years. The category 5 storm brought over 9 inches of rain and hurricane-force winds of more than 150 mph to Vanuatu’s capital.

Houses throughout the country have been damaged or destroyed, and thousands of people have been left without shelter, food, water, and health resources. An American Red Cross contribution of $100,000 will help the organization’s disaster specialist, Daniel Joseph, as he works closely with the Vanuatu Red Cross to provide a range of assistance services to those affected by the storm.

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Lifesaving Training with the American Red Cross

Hilt Tatum IV currently functions as the president and CEO of Panama City, Panama-based iPoint Capital Partners, an investment firm operating in the areas of private equity and venture capital investment. When not leading the firm, Hilt Tatum IV contributes to international charities like Save the Children and the American Red Cross (ARC).

Individuals interested in expanding their lifesaving skills should consider taking one or more classes with the ARC. By visiting http://www.redcross.org, an individual can enter his or her address and find nearby Red Cross classes in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of automated external defibrillator equipment.

Receiving training in these areas with the ARC will ensure that individuals are being instructed under the latest recognized training practices and scientific techniques, all of which adhere to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs. The ARC also emphasizes hands-on training throughout a lifesaving course, giving individuals the experience they need to perform adequately in an actual lifesaving situation. Completion of an ARC program will result in a two-year certification that comes with online renewal opportunities at no additional cost.