Nearly 600 in attendance to help Red Cross honor Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein

Today marks the celebration of our 14th annual Humanitarian of the Year luncheon where we honored local, national and international philanthropists Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein. A crowd of nearly 600 attended the luncheon listening to stories of Red Cross work being done including: A heartwarming story of a local Somali woman, separated from her mother and daughter since…… Continue reading Nearly 600 in attendance to help Red Cross honor Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein

A local couple relies on Red Cross for transportation

Many letters often cross through the local Red Cross offices, yet few have the ability to purely express thankfulness and appreciation as the one written by Avonia and Charles Friece.  Charles has multiple systems atrophy, a rare disease which causes widespread damage to the autonomic nervous system.  As a result, his mobility is limited which makes it…… Continue reading A local couple relies on Red Cross for transportation

Cricket’s Yips ‘N Tips: Yip Yip Hurray for Red Cross Volunteers!

Some Red Cross volunteers wake up in the middle of the night, grab their go-bag, and rush out to assist the victims of a house fire. Some Red Cross volunteers are teachers. They show people how to save a life in an emergency. They help members of the community prepare for disasters. And they teach…… Continue reading Cricket’s Yips ‘N Tips: Yip Yip Hurray for Red Cross Volunteers!

Volunteer's own life enriched by giving back: Ted Durkee

For volunteer Ted Durkee working with the Red Cross has been more than just a kind act, but an experience that has led him to reflect on his own values. On board for the past seven years, Durkee is currently a blood donor, trainer and Disaster Action Team Leader (DAT).  “When we come out on the scene…… Continue reading Volunteer's own life enriched by giving back: Ted Durkee

National Volunteer Week 2010: April 18–24

Celebrating People in Action, captures the meaning of this signature week: Honoring the people who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in their communities. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week has grown exponentially in scope each year, drawing the support and endorsement of all subsequent U.S. presidents, governors, mayors and other respected elected…… Continue reading National Volunteer Week 2010: April 18–24