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In Honor of Henri Dunant

by Anne Middleton, on May 12th, 2015

Some people are just born to lead.  Last week marked the birthday of International Red Cross founder and Nobel Prize winner Henri Dunant (1828-1910).  He was also a founder of the YMCA and organized the Geneva Conventions of 1863 and 1864.  It’s a very easy supposition to make that very few people on the planet today have not been impacted in some way by Henri Dunant’s leadership. 

Before the advent of the internet, we knew about world disasters through telegrams, twice-daily newspapers and eventually television news.  Now, with 24/7 news, we know about disasters almost instantaneously and sometimes we only have moments to get out of the path of danger.  That’s why it’s important to have reliable phone service and apps loaded onto your phones and devices.  If you’re in Tornado Alley, the Gulf Coast, or Shaky Land (aka California), you know there are some risks associated with living in your respective locale.  The Red Cross offers a variety of free apps, no matter what natural disasters your area is prone too.  There are also apps for first aid—even for pets and babies.  Want to help?  There’s apps to connect your to volunteer opportunities.  It’s always important to have supplies and a plan ready for a natural disaster.  With free shipping on all orders from T-Mobile, you should also stock up power banks and pocket chargers. 

Now, let’s do the YMCA.  Y-M-C-A! Raise those hands!  Many local YMCAs have apps.  Check out the Apple Store to see if you have a local YMCA app available area.  Never drive all the way to the club and find the pool is closed again.  All the exercise schedules, camp info and programs are available at the touch of a button—and they’re free apps.  You’ll enjoy great incentives, as well, to try Verizon with $50 off and free shipping on select phones and devices using our codes.

In honor of Henri Dunant, let’s do a little good in the world and have a blast doing it.  You’ll have a disaster-free shopping experience with our codes each and every time you shop online for phone service.  We all can’t be Nobel laureates, but we can all do our part to make the world a better place.  Thanks, Henri Dunant.