Thankful to be Back on Their Feet

“Devastating” and “thankful” are two words Donna repeats again and again when talking about the fire that destroyed her home on October 9, 2016. It could have been so much worse. Donna’s husband, who had a stroke, was living across the street with his mother; her son and his five children were living with her…… Continue reading Thankful to be Back on Their Feet

A Day in the Life of a Home Fire Campaign Volunteer

Rubbing the sleep from my eyes, I sluggishly drag myself out of bed. I am not a morning person, but the opportunity for community, the potential for saving lives, and the chance to educate people about preparing local disasters, are always more desirable to me than sleeping in on a Saturday morning. When I arrive…… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Home Fire Campaign Volunteer

An Ounce of Prevention…

A house fire, not usually something you think about until you’ve experienced it. You could lose everything: your personal belongings representing precious memories; your sense of safety and security in your own home; and possibly the life of a loved one, or even your own. On May 6, the American Red Cross and Tiffany Circle partnered…… Continue reading An Ounce of Prevention…

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

Be Aware and Prepare!

Do you know what to do when a tornado siren sounds? When you’re driving and come across flowing water? If you’re caught outside in a thunderstorm? Get the information you now, before you need it! For detailed information from the American Red Cross on how to stay safe during severe weather, go to http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Severe-Weather-Common-In-Spring–Use-Red-Cross-Safety-Tips. Below…… Continue reading Be Aware and Prepare!

Pack Your Pillowcase!

When you start talking to Thama Logan about the Red Cross Pillowcase Project, it’s obvious she’s having fun. Through The Pillowcase Project, children learn to prepare for emergencies, then practice and share what they have learned. The Red Cross developed the project after residents of New Orleans stuffed necessities into pillowcases as they fled the…… Continue reading Pack Your Pillowcase!

Turn and Test This Weekend!

Seven times a day someone in the United States dies in a fire. In 2014, the American Red Cross launched a nationwide multiyear campaign to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent. As part to the campaign, the Red Cross is joining fire departments and community groups nationwide to install…… Continue reading Turn and Test This Weekend!