As the flu season approaches we are hearing more and more about the need to prepare for pandemic flu. There is also a great deal of discussion and myth surrounding the new H1N1 flu vaccine. Many people point to the outbreak in 1976 and say that the vaccine killed more people than the disease and…… Continue reading H1N1 Vaccine Myths Debunked
For more than 25 years Nationwide Insurance has partnered with the Red Cross to support disaster relief and biomedical services. Now, this wonderful partnership is being recognized. The Red Cross and Nationwide Insurance have been selected as one of five finalists for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center 2009 Partnership Award. This is…… Continue reading Your Vote Can Help Us Win!
Life as a Red Cross employee is always interesting, exciting and at times a little challenging. In my daytime role, I manage aquatic relationships and CPR and First Aid instructors. Not long ago, however, I was asked to fill in as a first aid station volunteer at a First Aid Service Team (F.A.S.T.) event. “The…… Continue reading 100,000 Fans and Me – A Rookie FASTer!
Sunday, my six-year-old son asked me, while driving home from an afternoon at the zoo, “Mommy, why don’t you go shopping anymore?” I had no idea where he was coming from with this question so asked him what he meant. He explained, rather slowly so that I would understand what he thought I should already…… Continue reading School Clothes, Hand Sanitizer and Batteries – What a Shopping List!
Hello. I am so excited to be writing my first blog post! I am new to blogging, but eager to share my Red Cross experiences. I am a volunteer Community Transportation driver for the American Red Cross, and have been driving seniors and people with disabilities to medical appointments for about a year and a…… Continue reading On the Road with Dee Dee
Our very own Kurt Anders, Chief Financial Officer, was today named “CFO of the Year” among small nonprofits (<$50M in annual revenue) by Business First- the preeminent business periodical in Columbus. In the first year for this award, Kurt competed with 60 nominees and 28 finalists from large and small private companies, large and small nonprofits and public companies. Kurt…… Continue reading Business First Honors Our CFO!
Who knew the Red Cross could be so glamorous! We invited our chapter bloggers in for lunch today and grabbed a few photos while we were at it. Stay tuned to the blog for stories from each of our bloggers, who are on the front lines of the work Red Crossers are doing in our community everyday.…… Continue reading Blogger Photoshoot