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
The American Red Cross wishes everyone a safe and happy New Year! Below are steps to take to stay safe during 2019 and beyond. I will install and maintain smoke alarms. Every level of a home should have a smoke alarm. There should also be smoke alarms inside and outside each sleeping area. I will make…… Continue reading Have a Safe and Happy 2019!
We are in the midst of the holiday season, enjoying family, food, and festive decorations. Because the holidays are a peak time for congested travel and home cooking fires, the American Red Cross asks everyone to follow the steps below to help stay safe this holiday season. COOKING SAFETY Holiday cooking increases the risk of…… Continue reading Holiday Safety Tips From the Red Cross
The Camp Fire in northern California is now 100% contained but the heartbreaking devastation continues for residents of the area. The fire, which incinerated the town of Paradise and other nearby small communities, destroyed more than 13,970 homes and is the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history. American Red Cross disaster workers have been feeding…… Continue reading Local Red Cross Staff Serve in California
What do you give to the person who has everything? We all face that dilemma every holiday season! The auntie who collects elephant statues really doesn’t’ want to dust another one. The friend who’s a wine connoisseur knows his brands so well, you’re afraid of getting the wrong thing. And your mother will say she…… Continue reading Give Something that Means Something®