It’s been all hands on deck (or holding a screwdriver or ladder) for the past few weeks as the American Red Cross “sounded the alarm” across the United States. More than the targeted 100,000 free smoke alarms were installed, thanks to the generosity of Red Cross volunteers and partners. Every chapter in the Ohio Buckeye…… Continue reading Sound the Alarm Exceeds Goals
by Larry Singer, Volunteer Partner to Disaster Program Specialist The American Red Cross is a wide-ranging human support organization, ranging from Blood Services to Services to the Armed Forces to Disaster Cycle Services, also known as Disaster Services. After I retired as an Information Technology Project Manager, I was looking for a volunteer opportunity that…… Continue reading IT Professional’s Second “Career” as a Red Cross Volunteer
For the second year in a row, the Services to the Armed Forces Department (SAF) of the American Red Cross Ohio Buckeye Region was presented with the Ohio Adjutant General’s Family Readiness Award. Craig Nagy received the award for the department, which he directs. This award “recognizes the overall support an organization provides to…… Continue reading Services to the Armed Forces Receives Award
by Megan Hageman, Communications and Marketing Volunteer During a recent local event, American Red Cross First Aid Services Team (FAST) volunteer Nick Willeke was called upon to apply his training and skill to a real-life emergency. Every year, Ohio State holds the Four-Miler race at Ohio Stadium for 15,000 runners and walkers. This past October,…… Continue reading FAST Volunteer in Action
American Red Cross volunteers in eight Ohio cities installed more than 1100 smoke alarms on April 27 as part of the second annual Sound the Alarm campaign. There are stories behind these statistics, stories of people whose lives were in danger because they didn’t have working smoke alarms in their homes. Now from Athens to Westerville,…… Continue reading Sign Up 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 American Red Cross is working to help prevent such tragedies with the Sound the Alarm, Save a Life campaign. Campaign 2019 From April 27-May 18, 2019, the American Red Cross will be canvasing at-risk…… Continue reading Sound the Alarm To Save a Life
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