Providing an Emotional Blanket

The American Red Cross is known for helping people meet basic needs after disasters large and small, from home fires to regional floods and tornados. We’ve all seen pictures of the Red Cross staff person throwing a blanket over someone’s shoulders. That blanket is physical care and also emotional support that Red Cross volunteers responding…… Continue reading Providing an Emotional Blanket

Turn White Castle® Red!

Chris Ruh has been going to the White Castle® on South High Street in Columbus for 40 years. He was happy to participate in the “Turn White Castle Red” campaign of the American Red Cross, in progress at Columbus, Ohio White Castle® locations. “It’s a good cause,” he says. White Castle® employee Aqueelah Smith echoes…… Continue reading Turn White Castle® Red!

Getting Where You’re Going

In Central Ohio, the American Red Cross provides community transportation, primarily to elderly residents and cancer patients who need to get to their medical appointments. Twenty-two drivers average 8 to 12 trips daily, sometimes driving up to 200 miles during a shift. A Red Cross staff person plans each driver’s route. Other Red Cross staff…… Continue reading Getting Where You’re Going