Every time my pet parents leave the house without me, I’m afraid they’ll never come back. More than anything I want to go too. I use all my tricks to try to convince them to take me with them. But my pet parents know that I’ll be safer and happier at home. I’m not allowed…… Continue reading I'll be waiting for you… at home
Our 2010 Partnership Award winners exemplify and promote cooperative partnership. Joel Perkins, our Emergency Services Readiness Specialist, is responsible for the preparedness of our chapter to respond to disasters, which is a big job. Volunteers Bob Criswell and Susan Schweitzer make assisting Joel their priority. Bob, a volunteer with more than 13 years of experience, leads teams of…… Continue reading Staff and Volunteers Honored for Partnership Success
November 22, 2009 forever changed the lives of Sue Morell and her son Aaron Waller, a Staff Sergeant for the U.S. Army. As sudden as anyone could imagine, Aaron’s father passed and Sue needed to contact her son quickly. She instinctively called the Red Cross, as she had used their services before. During her son’s deployment…… Continue reading Local Military Family Turns to Red Cross
We’ve teamed up with Clorox to promote preparedness this month. This summer, while kids are out of school, you can take the opportunity to get the family involved with making a kit and a plan. Download this spiffy activity book for the kids: Then, get the family together to prepare and have fun while doing it!…… Continue reading Make Preparedness a Family Project
NPR recently featured The Dimes’ Save Me, Clara as their song of the day. The song is a tribute to our Red Cross founder Clara Barton. Send a quick thanks out to @thedimes on Twitter for honoring Clara in this way. >> Listen to Save Me, Clara Thanks to Wendy Harmon at the National American Red…… Continue reading A new theme song perhaps?
This year TWO volunteers were especially deserving of the 2010 Fundraiser of the Year honors. First up, Betsy Blake. Betsy served as Chair of the 22nd annual American Red Cross Golf Classic. In an incredibly challenging fundraising year, Betsy led the team to a successful result, raising more than $240,000! Her tenacity and “never give up”…… Continue reading Red Cross Honors Top Fundraisers
Take a look as one of the American Red Cross workers on the ground in Haiti travels to a camp outside Port-au-Prince, where Red Crossers are training camp residents in first aid. Learn more about Haiti recovery efforts here.