INBOUND: Bold Talks. Jarrett Barrios, Mile 25.8.

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MA Red Cross CEO Jarrett Barrios tells the gripping story of his personal 2013 Boston Marathon experience as a runner stopped at mile 25.8 and as the leader of the biggest MA Red Cross disaster response since the blizzard of 1978.

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INBOUND: Bold Talks. Jarrett Barrios, Mile 25.8.

  1. 1. RedCross.Org/BostonStrong Mile 25
  2. 2. 20-mile practice runs? Really?
  3. 3. Team Red Cross 2013 RedCross.org/ma/boston/team-red-cross-2013
  4. 4. For 39 years, Red Crossers have been running medical stations at the Boston Marathon.
  5. 5. First Aid Volunteers
  6. 6. Asphalt as Solitude
  7. 7. Heidi
  8. 8. At 2:49 pm, two bombs exploded in succession adjacent to the Boylston Street finish line.
  9. 9. At 2:49 pm, two bombs exploded in succession adjacent to the Boylston Street finish line. At 2:50 pm, officials—for the first time in the race’s 117 year history—stopped the Boston Marathon early.
  10. 10. Marathon Finish Line
  11. 11. 2:50 p.m. Heidi and I were stopped here
  12. 12. 2:49 p.m. Two explosions on Boylston
  13. 13. Where Javier was to see the finish line
  14. 14. Staff in the North Viewing Stands
  15. 15. Staff in the North Viewing Stands
  16. 16. Carlos Arredondo, Red Cross volunteer, aiding at finish.
  17. 17. The Red Cross Disaster Operations Center sprang to life within minutes of the bombing.
  18. 18. Cambridge
  19. 19. Disaster Operations Center
  20. 20. Disaster Operations Center
  21. 21. For the following weeks, Red Cross volunteers provided disaster relief services for those affected by the Boston Marathon. It was our largest response in greater Boston since the Blizzard of ’78.
  22. 22. Offering aid
  23. 23. Boston Common
  24. 24. Said one first responder, ‘The only hot meal I had the first week (after the bombings) was from the Red Cross.’
  25. 25. Boylston Street
  26. 26. Boston
  27. 27. Watertown
  28. 28. RedCross.Org/BostonStrong
  29. 29. The Red Cross provided 46,829 meals to first responders, residents and families affected by the bombing and resulting manhunt.
  30. 30. Red Crossers supported 78 memorials, vigils and community gatherings in the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombing. Red Cross volunteers helped 3,574 persons in the bombings’ aftermath with emotional and mental health support. Red Cross coordinated a Family Assistance Center for the injured & their families, and continues supporting them through until today.
  31. 31. On April 21, 2014, Jarrett will join 18 other Team Red Cross runners—and 5,000 others 2013 runners--in finishing their race. Team Red Cross will invite 30 new runners to join them. For more information or to volunteer with Red Cross, email us at EasternMassVol@redcross.org RedCross.Org/BostonStrong

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