Photo of the Day: Red Cross Disaster Action Team

Columbus Red Cross disaster volunteers respond alongside Columbus Fire department, date unknown. The American Red Cross enjoys a collaborative relationship with local police, fire, and emergency management organizations. These relationships allow us to most effectively fulfill our goal of helping people prevent, prepare for, and respond to disaster. To this day, the Disaster Action team…… Continue reading Photo of the Day: Red Cross Disaster Action Team

Why I volunteer with the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus

I believe that in troubling times, we are often overwhelmed by the support of others and can’t always figure out the best ways to say thank you. I find myself very blessed and happy that through volunteering with the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus, I found my own way of being able to say…… Continue reading Why I volunteer with the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus

Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities

The recent destruction of St. John’shospital in the Joplin tornado got me thinking about the particular needs of the sick and disabled in disaster situations. During times of disaster, it is vital to have a plan that fits the shape and needs of your family. For those who live or work with disabled people, or…… Continue reading Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Central Ohio Red Crossers Serving Families Suffering From Flooding in Minot, ND

Six central Ohio Red Crossers are currently in Minot, North Dakota helping families suffering from flooding there. Red Crossers from across the country have spent the summer helping folks suffering from wildfires, flooding and severe storms. Interested in helping the cause? Learn about volunteering and/or make a donation to the Disaster Relief Fund online. Your…… Continue reading Central Ohio Red Crossers Serving Families Suffering From Flooding in Minot, ND

Here, There, and Everywhere: Red Crosser Supports Mission in Creative Ways

The group that shook the world and rocked a generation leaves a legacy of philanthropy through the summer event “Abbey Road on the River.” The event takes place annually over Labor Day Weekend in National Harbor, Washington, DC. The festival celebrates all things Beatles, while donating  proceeds to the American Red Cross.      The event features groups from all over the…… Continue reading Here, There, and Everywhere: Red Crosser Supports Mission in Creative Ways

Emergency Instruction in the Palm of Your Hand

We are moving into what is known as “trauma season” in the medical profession; namely the summer months where people are swimming, boating, setting off firecrackers, and driving cross-country. With the flurry of activity, comes a host of new dangers and an increased need for trained first responders. The American Red Cross has teamed up with Dr. Oz…… Continue reading Emergency Instruction in the Palm of Your Hand