“More Than a Taxi Driver”

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”

Getting Where You’re Going

In Central Ohio, the American Red Cross provides community transportation, primarily to elderly residents and cancer patients who need to get to their medical appointments. Twenty-two drivers average 8 to 12 trips daily, sometimes driving up to 200 miles during a shift. A Red Cross staff person plans each driver’s route. Other Red Cross staff…… Continue reading Getting Where You’re Going

Community Transportation Program

A critical need exists here in Columbus, Ohio for community transportation drivers. Community transportation drivers provide safe, reliable transportation to seniors and others in the Franklin County area who are unable to drive themselves to medical appointments. We believe that no one needs to let their lack of transportation prevent them from living independently in…… Continue reading Community Transportation Program

Red Cross of Greater Columbus Honors Outstanding Volunteers

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern Earlier this month, the Red Cross of Greater Columbus honored six volunteers at the 2013 Annual Meeting. These “Outstanding Volunteers” were nominated for their exceptional service and commitment to the Red Cross in the departments of Community Transportation, Emergency Services, Financial Development, First Aid Services Team (FAST), Volunteer…… Continue reading Red Cross of Greater Columbus Honors Outstanding Volunteers

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