Redcrossphilly.org: Top 5 things you probably don’t know

Have you seen the new redcrossphilly.org? Spread the word, it’s live and ready to be explored by you, your family and all of your friends.
I’m one of the people behind this beast of a redesign and I thought I’d take a moment today to give you a little behind the scenes top five list of things you probably don’t know about the new site:

5- The Southeastern Pennsylvania Region was chosen as one of eight Red Cross Chapters to serve as pilot Chapters in the redesign. What does this mean? This means that we are one of only eight Red Cross Chapters whose new websites are up and running right now. We lead the charge of the migration to this new “One Red Cross” way of thinking on the web and we invite you to visit and click around!

4- The redesign and migration has been nearly a year in the making. As part of the pilot program, I was privy to design conversations and was able to voice my opinion about not only the chapter redesign, but also the RedCross.org (RCO) redesign. I took part in conference calls with members of the Red Cross staff across the country starting last year and it has all lead to this week’s launch.

3- We (and by “we” I mean me) provide every picture that is displayed on the new Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) site. All but 5 of them are local pictures taken by SEPA employees or volunteers. Here’s a fun game, go find the 5 pictures and leave a comment to tell us which ones you think are not local. I’m really proud that we were able to provide so many great images from around our region and this leads me to another tidbit…

2- You may see SEPA photos on other Chapter sites. We’re so lucky to have such great images of the many things we do here at SEPA, that other chapters are using them as well! Thanks to all of our employees and volunteers who make gathering these great photos so easy!

1-The number one thing you probably don’t know about the new SEPA redesign? We were the FIRST to launch… the FIRST to redirect our old website to the new one and the FIRST to be used as a model for chapter sites across the county.

It’s been a long process that has involved coordination between many different departments and people working here at SEPA, but I’m so proud of our newly redesigned redcrossphilly.org. In April, I gave birth to my second child… and in August – it was like another birth… redcrossphilly.org is my baby. Feel free to ooh and ahh over it!

While you’re here, check out the mission moment explaining all about the new website!

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