Sharon Groves: “Red Cross helped me impact lives…”

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…”

Red Cross Disaster Response 2018

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

Local Red Cross Staff Serve in California

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

Help Comes From Ohio With Red Cross Volunteer

Debbie Horn has learned what’s important when you’re deployed to a disaster: enough clothes for a couple of weeks, fellow volunteers, and gratitude. During her most recent deployment, to help those in North Carolina affected by Hurricane Michael, she worked on a Red Cross food truck. These trucks, staffed with two or three Red Cross…… Continue reading Help Comes From Ohio With Red Cross Volunteer

Two Easy Steps To Preventing Home Fires

The fire started on a frigid January day with a spark in the chimney, leaving a gap to the outside and the home temporarily unlivable. Paul King and Mariah Bazile, disaster service workers with the American Red Cross, were there to make a tough situation easier. They listened. They offered blankets and clean-up kits, financial…… Continue reading Two Easy Steps To Preventing Home Fires

Red Cross Helps Short- and Long-Term Disaster Recovery

Hurricane Florence has passed and the rain and wind have stopped. After making landfall on September 14th, Florence broke tropical storm records by producing more than 20 inches of rainfall in South Carolina and 35 inches in North Carolina. Preliminary information suggests that 8,000 to 10,000 homes were destroyed or suffered major damage due to…… Continue reading Red Cross Helps Short- and Long-Term Disaster Recovery

Red Cross Volunteer Steven Sicilian

In the face of storms and disasters, the American Red Cross logo provides a feeling of security and hope. It all becomes possible with the help of ordinary people who volunteer their time in order to achieve extraordinary things. Red Cross volunteers across the globe are working to make a difference, and local volunteer Steven…… Continue reading Red Cross Volunteer Steven Sicilian