Red Cross Launches New Preparedness Resource

The American Red Cross recently launched a new website designed to gauge the disaster preparedness factor for organizations like schools and businesses. ReadyRating.org is a free, self-paced, web-based membership program that helps a business or school measure how ready they are to deal with emergencies, and gives customized feedback on how they can improve their efforts.…… Continue reading Red Cross Launches New Preparedness Resource

Severe spring weather devastates communities across the South and here at home

The Red Cross is currently providing food, shelter and emotional support for people whose lives have been disrupted by tornadoes that devastated Joplin, Missouri on Sunday. The following actions are already underway: Red Cross workers opened shelters in the damaged areas within hours and provided people with food and water and a safe place to…… Continue reading Severe spring weather devastates communities across the South and here at home

AmeriCorps Profile: Cassi Slone Fairfield County

In honor of AmeriCorps week, we wanted to feature the story of one of our own – Cassie Sloan, an AmeriCorps member working with the Red Cross in Fairfield County! My official title is the AmeriCorps Community Disaster Education Coordinator—which does nothing to tell you about what I actually do at the American Red Cross…… Continue reading AmeriCorps Profile: Cassi Slone Fairfield County

Stories from Alabama…One Red Crossers Shares Her Experiences

The following post is from Pam, a Columbus disaster volunteer who has been volunteering with Red Cross disaster relief teams in the south for nearly three weeks now. Pam is on an Emergency Response Vehicle Team, transporting meals and clean-up supplies to people in neighborhoods where homes have been destroyed by the recent storms. Another…… Continue reading Stories from Alabama…One Red Crossers Shares Her Experiences

AmeriCorps, saving lives with the American Red Cross

In honor of National AmeriCorps Week, we are sharing stories from our local AmeriCorps members helping our community. Sudden first aid? Just another day at work for Geoff Brown and Anne Hemphill, two American Red Cross AmeriCorps members. The two are serving a one-year AmeriCorps assignment with the Red Cross and both are trained to…… Continue reading AmeriCorps, saving lives with the American Red Cross