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…”
If you’re a member of the First Aid Services Team of the American Red Cross, you might be volunteering at the Columbus Marathon, an OSU football game, and a roller derby – all in the space of a few months.. The First Aid Services Team provides first-aid services at public events locally. Team members might…… Continue reading First Aid First…And Then?
“What happened?” It’s one of the first things Red Cross volunteer Caitlin Po asks when she goes out to a fire. “Everything starts out with just listening to them,” she said. The Disaster Action Teams she leads with the Red Cross are called to respond to disasters big and small, most of them home fires.…… Continue reading First, You Listen
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
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
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
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