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!
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
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
By Mary Guiher, Communications & Marketing Volunteer Did you know every day seven people die in home fires across the nation? The Red Cross is working to help prevent such tragedies with the ‘Sound the Alarm, Save a Life Campaign’ now in its fifth year of operation. Campaign 2019: Beginning April 27-May 12, 2019, the…… Continue reading Sound the Alarm to Save a Life
By Shilpi Priyadarshini, Red Cross Volunteer Sharon Groves is a former intensive care nurse who says that volunteering for the Red Cross has filled a void in her life. All you have to do is see her car’s license plate that reads “REDCRS” to know she is committed to the organization. “Back in 2007, my…… Continue reading Sharon Groves: “Red Cross helped me impact lives…”
From major hurricanes to massive wildfires, during 2018 the United States was hammered with large-scale disasters. Despite all of the crises, people didn’t lose hope. With the help of the American Red Cross, individuals and communities have shown resilience in the face of adversity. Wildfires destroyed more than 8.5 million acres nationwide. In California, residents…… Continue reading Red Cross Disaster Response 2018
The Camp Fire in northern California is now 100% contained but the heartbreaking devastation continues for residents of the area. The fire, which incinerated the town of Paradise and other nearby small communities, destroyed more than 13,970 homes and is the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history. American Red Cross disaster workers have been feeding…… Continue reading Local Red Cross Staff Serve in California