Blood Donations Needed In Response To Florence

Volunteers and financial donors have responded generously to help people affected by Florence. Florence has created another need that requires equally generous donors: the need for blood and platelets. More than 170 American Red Cross blood drives had to be cancelled in the areas Florence affected. As a result, more than 4600 platelet and blood…… Continue reading Blood Donations Needed In Response To Florence

Stay Safe In The Face Of Florence!

If you are affected by flooding or other disasters, call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 for help. While Florence is making up her mind about what kind of weather to bring to Ohio, there are strategies we can all keep in mind to keep ourselves safe when floods or other severe weather threatens. Track… Continue reading Stay Safe In The Face Of Florence!

Red Cross Volunteers Support the Military And Their Families

For over 130 years the American Red Cross has been serving those who serve our nation. Through the Services to the Armed Forces (SAF), the Red Cross is able to provide emergency communication services and support to military and veteran families all across the country and around the world. After only four months working with…… Continue reading Red Cross Volunteers Support the Military And Their Families

Prepare Your Home For Emergencies!

Ziggy (left) and Gizmo (right) We’ve all heard the saying, “If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail!” at some point, usually in the context of work or school. Have you thought about it at home? I prepare grocery lists, meals, and any number of other tasks to keep my home life functioning smoothly, but…… Continue reading Prepare Your Home For Emergencies!

Volunteer To Help Military Families!

Service members are our real-life heroes. They are the selfless people who help defend and protect our country. Since its establishment in the 1880s, the American Red Cross has been committed to offering support to these military members through its Services to the Armed Forces department. Services to the Armed Forces aims to help military…… Continue reading Volunteer To Help Military Families!

Don’t Ignore The Chirp!

It was a regular day, in a regular neighborhood, in a regular house, the residence of a fairly typical elderly man, someone’s father, uncle, or grandfather, perhaps. And it might have been just a regular, polite exchange of pleasantries and nothing more, if not for that high-pitched chirping sound that had been disrupting the man…… Continue reading Don’t Ignore The Chirp!

Join The Fight Against Measles and Rubella!

Have you ever learned something that shocked you? Something that truly astonished you? I did, when I learned that measles and rubella are still infecting millions of people every year all over the world. I consider myself a well-informed and engaged citizen. I have my master’s degree, work for a prominent company, keep up with…… Continue reading Join The Fight Against Measles and Rubella!