Three Generations Seek Safety and Solace at Red Cross Shelter

Three generations of McCraws are calling the Red Cross shelter at Vancleave High School home for the duration of Hurricane Isaac. The Jackson County residents live in a low-lying area prone to flooding and are thankful to the Red Cross for opening the refuge for safety and solace. “Seven years ago, we lost our home…… Continue reading Three Generations Seek Safety and Solace at Red Cross Shelter

Register or Search the Safe and Well Listings

Disasters often make it difficult to stay in touch with loved ones. The American Red Cross Safe and Well website is a central location for people in disaster areas in the United States to register their current status, and for their loved ones to access that information. It helps provide displaced families with relief and…… Continue reading Register or Search the Safe and Well Listings

8/28/12 Loading at least 6 skid boxes of blankets from American Red Cross Disaster Field Service Center in Hattiesburg (MS) into cargo truck for delivery to shelters in Mississippi. Another truckload with 200 cots on their way to shelters so evacuees can ride out the storm in a warm and safe place.

Lifeguard of the Day c.a. 1971

With pool season steadily approaching, it’s time to get out your flower printed speedos and get lifeguard certified by the Red Cross. Below is the letter you would have recieved in 1971 after becoming WCOL- Red Cross Lifeguard of the Day: The Franklin County Red Cross congratulates you on being Lifeguard of the day. As…… Continue reading Lifeguard of the Day c.a. 1971

Local Volunteer Receives Recognition

Kurt Anders, chief operating officer, and Norm Hoffman, regional response manager, presented Sharon Groves with the 2012 Ann Magnussen award, the highest individual honor of nursing achievement in the American Red Cross, at a recent volunteer recognition event. For nearly four years, Sharon has volunteered as both a health services team member and disaster action team member.…… Continue reading Local Volunteer Receives Recognition