Delaware Flash Mob

The American Red Cross partnered with Delaware County firefighters in a “flash mob” to kickoff Fire Prevention week. This kickoff occurred Friday evening October 4. Fire prevention week lasted from October 6 through October 12 this year. Chief John Donahue led more than 200 people singing and dancing to showcase the importance of Red Cross…… Continue reading Delaware Flash Mob

Red Cross Reports Record-Breaking Fire Response Weekend

American Red Cross volunteers assisted a record number of fire victims this past weekend – a total of 82 people – whose homes caught fire in the Central-Southeast Ohio region. Two of the fires took place in multi-unit structures, including the one Friday evening that resulted in a fatality. The other multi-unit fire impacted the…… Continue reading Red Cross Reports Record-Breaking Fire Response Weekend

Holiday Mail for Heroes

Big plans are underway for this year’s Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign in our region. Each year we collect cards between October and early December and then distribute them at military installations, veterans hospitals, and in other locations. As you may know, the effort started accidentally after the World Trade Center bombings, when there was…… Continue reading Holiday Mail for Heroes

PawPaw Festival

Do you know what a PawPaw is? Nope. It is not a type of dog. It is a fruit. This fruit even has its own festival. This 10 year old festival serves all things PawPaw. Attendance has quickly grown to over 10,000. This year, the festival was held in Athens County on Sept. 13, 14…… Continue reading PawPaw Festival

Columbus Red Cross on NBC 4 News

Columbus Red Cross is on NBC 4 news. The story shot 10/11/13 and aired on Sunday 10/13/13 Here is the full text of the story: The Columbus Red Cross says there is a critical need for volunteer drivers. The organization’s community transportation program has seen an increase in request from the elderly and people…… Continue reading Columbus Red Cross on NBC 4 News

Americorps Sleepover

Remember when you were a little kid and went to sleepovers at your friend’s house? Americorps members do that too. The only difference is that during theirs, they respond to disasters. Four friends – all current/former Americorps members – had spent the night at one of the women’s homes. In the middle of the night,…… Continue reading Americorps Sleepover

A Huge Thank You To Our Sponsors

There have been many sponsors for the Columbus Red Cross who have had a tremendous impact on our organization. Ready When The Time Comes, and Save The Day are two programs which sponsors have helped support. Ready When The Time Comes mobilizes volunteers from partner companies and community organizations when a local, large scale disaster…… Continue reading A Huge Thank You To Our Sponsors