Local volunteers who responded to Hurricane Katrina look back

It’s been five years since Hurricane Katrina destroyed communities along the Gulf Coast. NBC4’s Tom Brockman recently caught up with two local volunteers who spent time helping gulf coast residents recover. He also spoke with CEO Michael Carroll about his experiences leading the Hurricane Katrina relief operation in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma . Click here to watch the interview.…… Continue reading Local volunteers who responded to Hurricane Katrina look back

Red Crossers head to Kelleys Island to support military kids

For a week in August, Kelleys Island on Lake Erie was home for 227 campers from all over Ohio, including Columbus, Pickerington and Mansfield, participating in the Operation: Military Kids (OMK) program, which held its 5th annual camp this year.  The camp, a joint effort of Ohio 4-H and the Ohio National Guard’s Family Readiness Program,…… Continue reading Red Crossers head to Kelleys Island to support military kids

I can see the headline now… Red Crosser Takes Photo Instead of Cover

I felt a strong responsibility to tell gawkers, including my own family, to find shelter instead of watching this funnel cloud turn up in the sky on a warm evening in August while vacationing on Lake Erie – I work for the Red Cross after all. But instead, I watched and photographed with the rest of them. After the…… Continue reading I can see the headline now… Red Crosser Takes Photo Instead of Cover

Peace Corps bound…lookout world!

Service is the word I think of when I think of my experience as an AmeriCorps member with the American Red Cross. This experience has enabled me to serve my community, serve like-minded individuals who are dedicated to volunteering their time to help others in need, serve vulnerable populations and serve my co-workers. AmeriCorps empowered…… Continue reading Peace Corps bound…lookout world!

Red Cross Practicing What it Preaches on Preparedness

Many people know the Red Cross for its disaster relief work or blood donations, but helping people be prepared for emergencies is another important part of our work. The Red Cross is practicing what it preaches on preparedness, as we are working to be better ready to respond to disasters of all sizes—down the street…… Continue reading Red Cross Practicing What it Preaches on Preparedness