Tornadoes: Safety Tips and Ways to Help

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations InternAs recent events in Oklahoma and Texas have shown us, tornadoes can strike anytime and anywhere. Midwestern states, like our lovely home state of Ohio, are particularly susceptible to tornadoes. Weather patterns can change rapidly and disasters happen overnight. The best time to prepare is long before you…… Continue reading Tornadoes: Safety Tips and Ways to Help

Fresh Face Friday: Meet Amanda King, Communications Intern

By Amanda King, Red Cross Internal Communications Intern As the new internal communications intern at the Red Cross, I’m excited to be a part of the Communications and Marketing team. During my internship, I hope to learn more about each department and help get the amazing stories about the Red Cross out there. Learning about…… Continue reading Fresh Face Friday: Meet Amanda King, Communications Intern

Peter Conrad: Serving Columbus for over 30 years

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern A native of Columbus, Peter Conrad has worked for the Red Cross of Central-Southeast Ohio for over 30 years or over half of his lifetime. After beginning his Red Cross career as a mobile assistant for blood services, he eventually began working for Community Transportation, his department…… Continue reading Peter Conrad: Serving Columbus for over 30 years

Celebrate National Nurses Week with the Red Cross!

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations intern May 6 marks the beginning of National Nurses Week! All of us at the American Red Cross celebrate the dedication and contributions of our nation’s nurses. Currently, there are nearly 20,000 nurses and nursing students who support the Red Cross and serve our communities through volunteer efforts…… Continue reading Celebrate National Nurses Week with the Red Cross!

Why I volunteer with the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus

I believe that in troubling times, we are often overwhelmed by the support of others and can’t always figure out the best ways to say thank you. I find myself very blessed and happy that through volunteering with the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus, I found my own way of being able to say…… Continue reading Why I volunteer with the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus

There's a First For Everything

Confession. I’ve worked for the Red Cross 8 months, and I’ve never donated blood before. That is, until today!   I’ve gone around the Columbus community advertising the constant need for blood, listened to stories about the many people in Columbus who have received blood, and even seen that need with my own eyes. The…… Continue reading There's a First For Everything