Last year Karen Washbush, a Red Cross staff member who works in financial development, saw firsthand the people she helps through her fundraising efforts. She deployed with the Red Cross to West Virginia to help raise money to assist people affected by the floods. “I saw people near these small houses and all their worldly…… Continue reading Fundraiser Helps Meet Basic Needs
A big thank you goes out to the Kroger Company for their support of the American Red Cross Central-Southeast Ohio Region. Kroger recently donated 14 pallets of bottled water – that’s more than 1,500 bottles! The water comes in very handy at disasters, not only for those impacted, but also to keep first responders hydrated,…… Continue reading Kroger Water Thank You!
Bill Stevenson is a State Farm Agent as well as the father of a Marine. And as any parent of a service member would be, he is extemely proud of what his son is doing in service to our country. When he learned that his company is partnering with the American Red Cross in our…… Continue reading Marine Dad shows Support for Holiday Mail for Heroes
The American Red Cross is responding across five states to help people affected by Sunday’s devastating tornado outbreak and severe weather in the Midwest, providing food, shelter and comfort to families and individuals in need. “Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by Sunday’s severe storms,” said Trevor Riggen, vice president of…… Continue reading American Red Cross Providing Comfort after Midwest Tornadoes
There have been many sponsors for the Columbus Red Cross who have had a tremendous impact on our organization. Ready When The Time Comes, and Save The Day are two programs which sponsors have helped support. Ready When The Time Comes mobilizes volunteers from partner companies and community organizations when a local, large scale disaster…… Continue reading A Huge Thank You To Our Sponsors
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
By: Brittany Reasoner, Communications Intern Each year the Madison County chapter of the American Red Cross honors ordinary people who show extraordinary courage, character, humanity, or personal initiative. They were recognized at the 8th annual Hometown Heroes event held on June 20th in Plain City. The event also doubled as a fundraiser which helped raise…… Continue reading Hometown Heroes Honored