Melody Brent: Hurricane Sandy Relief in New York

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern For the past seven years, Melody Brent has been a volunteer for the partnership between the American Red Cross and the Medical Reserve Corps. After Hurricane Sandy struck, she left her small-town Ohio home to work as the director for the largest shelter in Long Island, New…… Continue reading Melody Brent: Hurricane Sandy Relief in New York

Red Cross 101: The CAT is out of the Bag

By Zac Wolz, Red Cross Communications Intern CAT’s goal is to educate the community on who the Red Cross is and what we do, so everyone knows about our services, not just in their time of need. Our Community Awareness Team is stepping out into the Central Ohio region. We attend fairs, festivals and parades…… Continue reading Red Cross 101: The CAT is out of the Bag

Fresh Face Friday: Responding to a Home Fire

SO happy to have Zac Woltz, student intern extraordinaire, on our communications team! Zac is a junior at The Ohio State University majoring in political science and American politics. On Wednesday Jan. 9, I was honored to respond to a home fire with the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team. On the ride to the scene,…… Continue reading Fresh Face Friday: Responding to a Home Fire

Responding Without a Safety Net

By Virginia Tyler, Red Cross Volunteer If I didn’t notice the abundance of hand sanitizers and a large basket of condoms, I would think I was in any weathered place of business, when I enter the Red Cross headquarters.  Access to the building emblazoned with a big red cross, is through a barred door, opening to a…… Continue reading Responding Without a Safety Net