Compassion in Action

Ninety percent of those working for the American Red Cross are volunteers. It’s an astounding figure! The Red Cross would not exist without them. We thank them for the tens of thousands of hours of skilled service they provide. Following are just a few of the ways these dedicated, generous men, women and youth use…… Continue reading Compassion in Action

Check out the FAST bikes

Did you know that the Red Cross First Aid Service Team (FAST) has its own bike team? Yep. It is true. So far, 12 FAST volunteers here in Columbus have received special Bike Response Training. The FAST bike team has been extremely busy as of late. The team has worked 3 OSU home football games,…… Continue reading Check out the FAST bikes

PawPaw Festival

Do you know what a PawPaw is? Nope. It is not a type of dog. It is a fruit. This fruit even has its own festival. This 10 year old festival serves all things PawPaw. Attendance has quickly grown to over 10,000. This year, the festival was held in Athens County on Sept. 13, 14…… Continue reading PawPaw Festival

Go Buckeyes! American Red Cross Volunteers at the Football Game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha6roJfoGjc This weekend marked the start of football season. Ohio State University played Buffalo and won by a score of 40-20. Along with the start of football season came the work of 50 caring Red Cross volunteers working inside the stadium. The games would not be able to run as smoothly without the work of…… Continue reading Go Buckeyes! American Red Cross Volunteers at the Football Game

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