Give the Gift of Hope This Holiday Season

Women’s Vintage-Style Red Cross TeeYou know that holiday trend of full-hearted philanthropy where, instead of giving gifts, you make donations in the name of your friend or family member and they kind of like it, but a little part of them also wishes they had something to tear open under the tree? I don’t like…… Continue reading Give the Gift of Hope This Holiday Season

Make A Difference Day, Blessing and a Challenge for ARC AmeriCorps

Two testimonials from ARC AmeriCorps members about their experience with LifeCare Alliance on October 22nd, National Make A Difference Day. “Every year, unbeknownst to civilians, the AmeriCorps celebrate Make A Difference Day. Groups volunteer together not only to hang out, but also to serve. This year’s team at the Red Cross adopted a “Meals on Wheels”…… Continue reading Make A Difference Day, Blessing and a Challenge for ARC AmeriCorps

Thankful Twitter Contest!

Today is the first day of our week-long Twitter “Thankful” contest @ColsRedCross. As we enter the holiday season we at the Red Cross wanted to start a Thankful movement around Columbus. To enter the contest simply tweet us @ColsRedCross what you are thankful for and use #thankfulcbus in your tweet. At the end of each day we…… Continue reading Thankful Twitter Contest!

Red Cross- Love in the time of Cholera

  Now that Cholera has spread to the capital city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti the American Red Cross faces new challenges in aiding the Haitian people. Many Haitians are extremely vulnerable to the disease because of the close living quarters they have faced since the massive earthquake that struck the region last January. The Cholera outbreak originated  in Haiti’s rural…… Continue reading Red Cross- Love in the time of Cholera

Our way to give back to those who give so much

This week Connor and I have taken the time to talk about what war means. Sometimes it is hard to teach your children the meaning of military service.  For a five-year old child all he sees are big cool toys that make a lot of noise at air shows.  How do you truly explain the…… Continue reading Our way to give back to those who give so much

Picture of the Day

Members of the Armed Forces and their families encounter stress not always experienced in civilian life – lengthy separations from family, lack of familiar support resources and ineligibility for local benefits. The U.S. Congress mandates that the American Red Cross provide emergency-related services to our service members and their family members. Through our Emergency Services…… Continue reading Picture of the Day

Daylight Savings Time: Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries This Weekend

Can you believe it’s already November? It seems like the chill in the air is getting harder to bear each day.  It’s definitely the time to turn on the heat, dust off the space heaters and start building fires in our fireplaces.  It’s no wonder we’re in what’s been coined by many fire departments as…… Continue reading Daylight Savings Time: Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries This Weekend