As president and CEO of iPoint Capital Partners, Hilt Tatum IV is responsible for group investments and the analysis of new investment opportunities across the globe. Hilt Tatum IV supports a number of charitable organizations, including the American Red Cross.
Since 1881, the American Red Cross’ volunteer network has provided services both domestically and abroad. The organization utilizes a diverse group of people, applying their specific gifts and abilities to a broad range of needs.
- Experienced leaders can become board members and assist with fundraising efforts or marketing programs.
- Workers are needed to organize blood drives, recruit donors, and transport supplies and donated blood.
- Disaster responders who assist following fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters can help families in crisis.
- Instructors are needed to teach training courses such as CPR and first aid to community members.
- Writers and speakers can assist the organization by writing grants and speaking about the work of the American Red Cross.
- Administrators and warehouse workers can assist with managing supplies and office needs.
Local chapters of the American Red Cross organize and mobilize their own volunteer networks. Anyone who is interested in joining forces with the the Red Cross can contact their local branch and inquire about volunteer opportunities.
An international business leader, Hilt Tatum IV serves as president of iPoint Capital Partners. Outside of work, Hilt Tatum IV contributes to numerous humanitarian organizations, including the American Red Cross.
In addition to leading blood donation drives and providing training in first aid, the American Red Cross responds to a natural disaster every 8 minutes, which amounts to more than 65,000 disasters per year. With 95 percent of the organization’s disaster relief workers serving as volunteers, the organization relies on the support of donors to carry out its work.
For every dollar donated, $0.91 goes directly toward humanitarian efforts. Donations have helped the American Red Cross provide vital assistance following disasters such as Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the 7.8-magnitude Nepal earthquake in 2015, the 7.0-magnitude Haiti earthquake in 2010, the Erskine Fire in California in 2016, and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
To contribute to the American Red Cross’ disaster relief efforts, visit www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/disaster-relief.
The holder of a postgraduate business degree from the University of Oxford, Oscar Hilt Tatum IV is the co-founder of iPoint Capital Partners. A dedicated philanthropist, Oscar Hilt Tatum IV has donated to several organizations including the American Red Cross.
A month after a devastating storm hit Louisiana, thousands of people were still without food and shelter. The storm which pounded Louisiana with close to seven trillion gallons of rain destroyed over 40,000 homes.
In the wake of the storm, the American Red Cross launched a comprehensive relief operation that saw an estimated 3,700 Red Cross volunteers and 500 Red Cross staff from all over the United States descend on the state. One month after the storm, the organization had served more than a million meals to affected residents, provided over 73,000 overnight stays in shelters, distributed over 630,000 relief items, and offered health services to more than 35,000 affected residents.
Still maintaining an active presence in the state, the Red Cross is helping residents to apply for financial assistance from federal agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Financier Hilt Tatum IV heads iPoint Capital Partners, an investment firm for which he has organized several funds. Believing in giving back to the community, Hilt Tatum IV donates to humanitarian organizations such as the American Red Cross.
The American Red Cross has developed contingency plans for many dangerous situations, including emergencies that arise on the daily commute.
Commuter safety begins with communication between family members. The first step is distributing information for reaching transit police and other law enforcement agencies, and designating an emergency family meeting place. Choose a family friend or an extended family member as your point of contact, supplying them with your contact information as well as the phone number and website of the airline, bus, or train company you are using.
In the event of an emergency on a train or bus, heed the instructions of the engineer or driver. Familiarize yourself with the exit procedures and locate emergency notices. When riding the train, know the location of other platform exits.
If you commute by car, learn alternate routes to avoid road blockages. Keep a local road map handy and take along a face mask, flashlight, and gloves.
Hilt Tatum IV is president and a partner of iPoint Capital Partners, a private equity and asset management firm whose service procedures are rooted in the Swiss banking industry. He supports a number of charities and organizations that include the American Red Cross. With support from people like Hilt Tatum IV, the Red Cross works to support families, provide disaster response, and promote health and safety services.
An increase in the popularity of extreme shallow attractions at waterparks identified by Red Cross Aquatics Product Development staff prompted the proposal of new safety and lifeguard training initiatives specific to extreme shallow water. In October 2014, the Red Cross announced the implementation of two new water safety programs and a new lifeguard certification for extreme shallow water. Characterized by waters three feet deep or less, extreme shallow water attractions include winding rivers, catch pools, slide runouts, and water play areas.
Beginning January 2015, the Red Cross will offer the 22.5-hour Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding course. It includes skill training for shallow waters specific to the course and first aid training that emphasizes caring for neck, head, and spinal injuries common to extreme shallow water accidents. In order to negate the need for participants to take additional modules, the course also offers all content from the original Waterpark Skills module.
The second program launched by the Red Cross to address extreme shallow water safety involves an add-on package to the organization’s existing Aquatic Examiner Service (AES) program called the Explorer. A program unique to the Red Cross, the AES provides assessment and assistance to aquatic facilities regarding Red Cross lifeguarding standards and emergency procedure preparedness. The Explorer package implements a simplified, one-time operational assessment wherein facilities and staff are observed by an examiner during an in-person visit. At the end of the visit, examiners provide immediate assessment results and recommendations for improvement.
For more information, visit the Red Cross press release at RedCross.org/news/press-release/Red-Cross-Designates-New-Professional-Lifeguard-Certification-for-Extreme-Shallow-Water. In order to register for water safety and lifeguarding classes in a particular state, visit RedCross.org/take-a-class.
Panama resident Hilt Tatum IV currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Panama City-based iPoint Capital Partners. The wealth management company works closely with clients in the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia, where it manages venture capital and private equity investment funds. Hilt Tatum IV contributes to several non-profit organizations, one of which is the American Red Cross.
Founded in 1881 by Clara Barton, the American Red Cross connects people to communities in need all around the nation and world. In addition to assisting areas hit by emergencies and natural disasters, the organization reaches out to underserved neighborhoods.
Individuals can support the American Red Cross by contributing financially, giving of their time, or donating blood. On August 1, 2014, the organization made a plea for donated blood. The organization express particular need for O negative, B negative, and A negative blood types. On average, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations per day to accommodate the about 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers it serves within the United States. Its donations were down eight percent, or about 80,000 donations, from May through mid-July, thus necessitating its encouragement of people to donate at American Red Cross centers.
Hilt Tatum is CEO of Oxford Consulting Group - International business consulting