How to Stay Safe Before, During, and After a Flood

Remember: The American Red Cross is here to help!  If you need immediate help during or after a disaster, all 1-800-redcross, text getemergency to 90999, or download the Red Cross Emergency App. As I was going home in Columbus recently, the danger of driving through floodwaters became real to me. Although the water from heavy…… Continue reading How to Stay Safe Before, During, and After a Flood

Red Cr_ss #Missing Types C_mp_ign June 11 – 30

To promote blood donation during the summer months – when donations are historically low – the Red Cross is running the #Missing Types Campaign from June 11-30. Many national brands will leave the letters A, B, and O out of their brands, social media pages, signs, and websites it illustrate the critical role blood donors…… Continue reading Red Cr_ss #Missing Types C_mp_ign June 11 – 30

Stay Safe When Storms Hit!

Before you do anything else to prepare for severe summer weather, click to download the American Red Cross Emergency App! Then follow these tips, some of which are supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service. You can get more information by clicking on the link. You can take steps in and around your…… Continue reading Stay Safe When Storms Hit!

Giving of Herself as a Red Cross Volunteer

By Shilpi Priyadarshini When asked about how volunteer work with the Red Cross has influenced her life, Christine Guzzo, who transports blood collected by the Red Cross to hospitals, says, “ It opened my eyes to the enormity of what (the) Red Cross does for the people. Picking up and delivering blood to hospitals made me…… Continue reading Giving of Herself as a Red Cross Volunteer

Sound the Alarm Exceeds Goals

It’s been all hands on deck (or holding a screwdriver or ladder) for the past few weeks as the American Red Cross “sounded the alarm” across the United States. More than the targeted 100,000 free smoke alarms were installed, thanks to the generosity of Red Cross volunteers and partners. Every chapter in the Ohio Buckeye…… Continue reading Sound the Alarm Exceeds Goals

IT Professional’s Second “Career” as a Red Cross Volunteer

by Larry Singer, Volunteer Partner to Disaster Program Specialist The American Red Cross is a wide-ranging human support organization, ranging from Blood Services to Services to the Armed Forces to Disaster Cycle Services, also known as Disaster Services. After I retired as an Information Technology Project Manager, I was looking for a volunteer opportunity that…… Continue reading IT Professional’s Second “Career” as a Red Cross Volunteer

Services to the Armed Forces Receives Award

  For the second year in a row, the Services to the Armed Forces Department (SAF) of the American Red Cross Ohio Buckeye Region was presented with the Ohio Adjutant General’s Family Readiness Award. Craig Nagy received the award for the department, which he directs. This award “recognizes the overall support an organization provides to…… Continue reading Services to the Armed Forces Receives Award