The Red Cross Advocates for Hurricane Preparedness Week

Image from Hurricane Irene, Summer 2011 By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern During National Hurricane Preparedness Week from May 26 to June 1, the Red Cross encourages families to prepare for the possibility of hurricanes and dangerous storms. Hurricane Season – the months in which hurricanes are most likely to strike – will begin…… Continue reading The Red Cross Advocates for Hurricane Preparedness Week

The Red Cross seeks new AmeriCorps members!

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern Want to give back to your community or help others in need? The Red Cross of Greater Columbus is currently seeking applications for AmeriCorps Members to serve in communities across Central and Southeast Ohio. If you have ever dreamed about working for the Red Cross or helping…… Continue reading The Red Cross seeks new AmeriCorps members!

Fresh Face Friday – Brent Hankins

I have been interested in working for the Red Cross for a number of years, but I always thought I could not pursue my career interests while working here. That changed when I learned about the Communications internship positions. Working in the Communications department will allow me to aid the Red Cross in its mission…… Continue reading Fresh Face Friday – Brent Hankins

Tornadoes: Safety Tips and Ways to Help

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations InternAs recent events in Oklahoma and Texas have shown us, tornadoes can strike anytime and anywhere. Midwestern states, like our lovely home state of Ohio, are particularly susceptible to tornadoes. Weather patterns can change rapidly and disasters happen overnight. The best time to prepare is long before you…… Continue reading Tornadoes: Safety Tips and Ways to Help

AmeriCorps member helps family while off-duty

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern On May 12, Tim Reichel, American Red Cross AmeriCorps member, was given the opportunity to help a family in need. After volunteering with other AmeriCorps members at a “kids day” for Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Reichel began driving to his home in Canton, Ohio. While on Route 70 near Zanesville, Reichel stopped his car.…… Continue reading AmeriCorps member helps family while off-duty

Fresh Face Friday: Meet Amanda King, Communications Intern

By Amanda King, Red Cross Internal Communications Intern As the new internal communications intern at the Red Cross, I’m excited to be a part of the Communications and Marketing team. During my internship, I hope to learn more about each department and help get the amazing stories about the Red Cross out there. Learning about…… Continue reading Fresh Face Friday: Meet Amanda King, Communications Intern

International Water Safety Day: Prepare for Summer!

By: Brittany Reasoner, Red Cross Communications Intern International Water Safety Day is today, May 15, and the American Red Cross will participate in a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., to bring attention to the importance of water safety. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 388,000 drowning deaths occur annually around the world, making…… Continue reading International Water Safety Day: Prepare for Summer!