Ed Campbell, a retired police officer and dedicated American Red Cross volunteer, is a well-known name in the Buckeye region. After faithfully serving his Red Cross for 50 years, Ed died last month. “He was a Red Cross volunteer that embodied what the Red Cross is,” said Mike Vance, the regional Red Cross volunteer coordinator.…… Continue reading Thank You, Ed Campbell!
Last year Karen Washbush, a Red Cross staff member who works in financial development, saw firsthand the people she helps through her fundraising efforts. She deployed with the Red Cross to West Virginia to help raise money to assist people affected by the floods. “I saw people near these small houses and all their worldly…… Continue reading Fundraiser Helps Meet Basic Needs
Millions of people are expected to make travel plans to see the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. The American Red Cross and emergency officials are urging people planning to travel to see the eclipse to come prepared. · Pack an emergency kit in case you get stuck in traffic or…… Continue reading Red Cross Offers Eclipse Safety Tips
“Devastating” and “thankful” are two words Donna repeats again and again when talking about the fire that destroyed her home on October 9, 2016. It could have been so much worse. Donna’s husband, who had a stroke, was living across the street with his mother; her son and his five children were living with her…… Continue reading Thankful to be Back on Their Feet
“I wouldn’t trade my life for the world.” That’s how Catherine Reed sums up her life in the American Red Cross. Catherine, a disaster program manager in Ohio, oversees all aspects of disaster services for her chapter. She gets the early morning and late night calls when fire erupts in a multi-unit apartment complex. She…… Continue reading “We Choose to be Here Because We Know We Can Do Good”
Your loved one is in the military, deployed thousands of miles from home. You are facing a family emergency and need to contact that service person immediately. Donna Swisher knew just what to do this past June when her father-in-law had a massive stroke and she needed to reach her husband, Ron and Rick,…… Continue reading Family Matters
If you’re a member of the First Aid Services Team of the American Red Cross, you might be volunteering at the Columbus Marathon, an OSU football game, and a roller derby – all in the space of a few months.. The First Aid Services Team provides first-aid services at public events locally. Team members might…… Continue reading First Aid First…And Then?