A Positive Force with Services to the Armed Forces

Bryan Kennard is a Red Cross volunteer in the Services to the Armed Forces department (SAF). SAF offers pre- and post-deployment support to military personnel and their families; helps military members and their families communicate during family emergencies; and provides non-medical support at VA hospitals. Bryan offers the following reflections on his Red Cross experience.…… Continue reading A Positive Force with Services to the Armed Forces

Pack Your Pillowcase!

When you start talking to Thama Logan about the Red Cross Pillowcase Project, it’s obvious she’s having fun. Through The Pillowcase Project, children learn to prepare for emergencies, then practice and share what they have learned. The Red Cross developed the project after residents of New Orleans stuffed necessities into pillowcases as they fled the…… Continue reading Pack Your Pillowcase!

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

The Red Cross seeks new AmeriCorps members!

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern Want to give back to your community or help others in need? The Red Cross of Greater Columbus is currently seeking applications for AmeriCorps Members to serve in communities across Central and Southeast Ohio. If you have ever dreamed about working for the Red Cross or helping…… Continue reading The Red Cross seeks new AmeriCorps members!

AmeriCorps member helps family while off-duty

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern On May 12, Tim Reichel, American Red Cross AmeriCorps member, was given the opportunity to help a family in need. After volunteering with other AmeriCorps members at a “kids day” for Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Reichel began driving to his home in Canton, Ohio. While on Route 70 near Zanesville, Reichel stopped his car.…… Continue reading AmeriCorps member helps family while off-duty

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Jordan Tetting

By Mirko Mandic, Red Cross Public Relations Intern Jordan Tetting has been an AmeriCorps member since September 2012 but she has been a Red Cross volunteer for the past three years. Jordan joined the Red Cross when she was a sophomore at Ohio State, looking for a volunteer opportunity that could get her out into…… Continue reading AmeriCorps Spotlight: Jordan Tetting