The floods in the Midwest have hit close to home as two American Red Cross volunteers from the Ohio Buckeye Region deployed to assist residents of this hard-hit region. They join more than 500 Red Cross disaster workers assisting people affected by the flooding in states such as Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, and Illinois. The Red…… Continue reading Local Red Cross Volunteers Deploy to Flooded Midwest
“Be prepared!” It’s a good motto for all of us as we face spring weather. Know what you’re going to do long before the warnings hit your smartphone and the airwaves. Yes, you do need an emergency preparedness kit! It might take time to assemble, but it’s better do that in sunny weather and daylight,…… Continue reading Staying Safe During Severe Weather
In a few hours on a Saturday morning, you could save a life. Between April 27 and May 18, the American Red Cross expects to install more than 3800 smoke alarms in 25 Ohio cities during the Sound the Alarm campaign. The nationwide goal is 100,000 smoke alarms. Each of these alarms is a potential…… Continue reading Spend a Few Hours or a Few Dollars to Save a Life!
By Mary Guiher, Communications & Marketing Volunteer Did you know every day seven people die in home fires across the nation? The Red Cross is working to help prevent such tragedies with the ‘Sound the Alarm, Save a Life Campaign’ now in its fifth year of operation. Campaign 2019: Beginning April 27-May 12, 2019, the…… Continue reading Sound the Alarm to Save a Life
By Megan Hageman, Red Cross Volunteer Every two seconds someone in the United States is in need of blood. In some cases people require a unique kind of blood that will be compatible with their own and won’t be rejected by their body. This is where the American Rare Donor Program comes in and helps…… Continue reading In search of valuable rare blood types
By Shilpi Priyadarshini, Red Cross Volunteer Sharon Groves is a former intensive care nurse who says that volunteering for the Red Cross has filled a void in her life. All you have to do is see her car’s license plate that reads “REDCRS” to know she is committed to the organization. “Back in 2007, my…… Continue reading Sharon Groves: “Red Cross helped me impact lives…”
From major hurricanes to massive wildfires, during 2018 the United States was hammered with large-scale disasters. Despite all of the crises, people didn’t lose hope. With the help of the American Red Cross, individuals and communities have shown resilience in the face of adversity. Wildfires destroyed more than 8.5 million acres nationwide. In California, residents…… Continue reading Red Cross Disaster Response 2018