Volunteers and financial donors have responded generously to help people affected by Florence. Florence has created another need that requires equally generous donors: the need for blood and platelets. More than 170 American Red Cross blood drives had to be cancelled in the areas Florence affected. As a result, more than 4600 platelet and blood…… Continue reading Blood Donations Needed In Response To Florence
Donations of time, talent and treasure are the power behind the American Red Cross. Over 90 percent of Red Cross staff are volunteers, and an average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross receives is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The generosity of our corporate donors gives life to the programs that mean…… Continue reading Corporate Compassion At Work
What do you give to the person who has everything? We all face that dilemma every holiday season! The auntie who collects elephant statues really doesn’t’ want to dust another one. The friend who’s a wine connoisseur knows his brands so well, you’re afraid of getting the wrong thing. And your mother will say she…… Continue reading Give Something that Means Something®
This year, amidst the several natural disasters that struck so many all over the world, thousands of people found a way to come together. We’ve seen local telethons, celebrity concerts, and national brands and businesses joining the cause and raising funds to aid the survivors of these devastating storms. Here in the Ohio Buckeye Region,…… Continue reading Thanks for Helping!
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
The American Red Cross in Central Ohio is proud to be partnering with Epcon Communities in the month of May. On May 18th, Red Cross volunteers will be presenting safety and preparedness tips to community resident. Information will include home fire safety and emergency weather information, specifically targeted to seniors. In addition, Epcon Communities…… Continue reading Red Cross Partners With Epcon Communities