It all started around 9 a.m. on November 16, when Scott Rhinehart’s fiancée woke up to the smell of smoke and the screech of smoke alarms. Unable to get out of the upstairs bedroom, she had to wait for the fire department to get a ladder and rescue her. Breaking down the door and spraying…… Continue reading Undaunted
You’re a college student looking for an internship to build your resume. You like your current job, but you feel drawn to “give back” to your community. You’re a retiree with decades of work experience and want to share it through volunteer service. Whatever your current situation, the American Red Cross offers dozens of opportunities…… Continue reading Give a Little, Get a Lot!
If you no longer drive, how do you get to medical appointments? For many Central Ohio seniors, veterans, and cancer patients, the answer is the Community Transportation Program operated by The Ohio Buckeye Region of the American Red Cross. “It was as easy as having a friend drive me, only I didn’t have to presume…… Continue reading “More Than a Taxi Driver”
In an early job as a respiratory therapist using a crash cart, Mary experienced a lot of excitement. Somehow, she always managed to stay calm. Now, as a Red Cross volunteer, she brings that calm presence to the sites of home fires and other local disasters. “I was looking for a community service organization where…… Continue reading Calm in the Middle of Chaos
The hurricanes that ravaged Texas, Florida and the Caribbean this past summer made headlines for several months, drawing the compassion of thousands of generous volunteers and donors. More than 180 American Red Cross volunteers in the Ohio Buckeye Region volunteered to meet the desperate needs of the thousands affected by these devastating storms, as well…… Continue reading The Best Part of Someone’s Worst Day