Have you ever learned something that shocked you? Something that truly astonished you? I did, when I learned that measles and rubella are still infecting millions of people every year all over the world. I consider myself a well-informed and engaged citizen. I have my master’s degree, work for a prominent company, keep up with…… Continue reading Join The Fight Against Measles and Rubella!
Did you know the Red Cross has something simillar to a foreign exchange program? Recently, the Columbus Red Cross had a visitor from Kenya stop by to see how things work around here. Esther, the Kenyan Red Crosser, is in a social work exchange program from the United Way. Normally, she is a volunteer and…… Continue reading Red Cross welcomes visitor from Kenya
Generous Central Ohio donors responded to the call for help for victims of the Super Typhoon that recently tore through the Philippines. In the wake of this disaster, there are more than 3,000 people dead, and more than 12,000 who are injured. In addition, estimates range from 9 million to 13 million people who were…… Continue reading Red Cross Volunteers Respond to Typhoon in Philippines
A massive cyclone hit India Saturday evening, India time (11:30 am EST). Hundreds of thousands of people evacuated their homes to move inland to shelters. They moved in hopes of riding out the storm, By mid-afternoon India time, wind gusts were so strong they could blow over grown men. Sea waters pushed inland swamping villages…… Continue reading Massive Cyclone Hits India
War and disaster can separate families when they need each other most. When families are separated, the Red Cross can help by sending out simple messages such as “I am alive”. Annually, the Red Cross assists more than 5,000 families trying to reconnect with their loved ones in the U.S. as well as around the…… Continue reading Red Cross Reconnects Families
a> There are many rules that have been created to protect the safety of people who participate in armed conflict. International Humanitarian Law is a set of rules which seeks to restrict the methods of warfare, while protecting civillians, prisoners of war, and wounded soldiers. According to the American Red Cross’s guide for Exploring Humanitarian…… Continue reading How much do you know about International Humanitarian Law?
By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations intern May 6 marks the beginning of National Nurses Week! All of us at the American Red Cross celebrate the dedication and contributions of our nation’s nurses. Currently, there are nearly 20,000 nurses and nursing students who support the Red Cross and serve our communities through volunteer efforts…… Continue reading Celebrate National Nurses Week with the Red Cross!