Still Helping People Affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee

Hurricane Irene slammed into the United States one month ago, leaving devastation in its wake. The storm was followed just days later by Tropical Storm Lee which caused historic flooding in the northeast. The American Red Cross sprang into action, offering dry refuge, warm meals and emotional comfort to the thousands of people in the…… Continue reading Still Helping People Affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee

Where Were You? Volunteer Meditates on Goodness in Wake of Tragedy

September 11, 2001 was a trying morning for American Red Cross volunteer Virginia Tyler. It was her first day back at work after a serious car accident. “I had been released from the hospital about twelve hours before 9-11 happened. I had been in a very serious auto accident, had a fractured pelvis, fractured ribs,…… Continue reading Where Were You? Volunteer Meditates on Goodness in Wake of Tragedy

A Legacy of Generosity

Chartered by congress as the official organization to handle disaster relief operations, the American Red Cross steps into the national eye as a force for good and service in the face of atrocity.  Never was our role more important or more evident than in the days, weeks, and months following the September 11thterrorist attacks.  Following…… Continue reading A Legacy of Generosity

Where Were You? A Volunteer's 9/11 Experience

After dropping her son off at grade school Tuesday morning, September 11th, Marjie Kukor pulled in her driveway to find her neighbor standing in the yard looking bewildered. “Did you hear what happened?” the neighbor asked.  “September 11th was what prompted me to volunteer in the first place.” Marjie said she called her local chapter that day…… Continue reading Where Were You? A Volunteer's 9/11 Experience

Where Were You? One Volunteer's 9/11 Red Cross Experience

When the man in the black suit walked up, President George Bush paused in his reading of “The Pet Goat” and even the second graders could tell that something was gravely wrong. That class in Sarasota witnessed the president’s reaction to the first attack onUS soil since the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Like the president,…… Continue reading Where Were You? One Volunteer's 9/11 Red Cross Experience