Stress. It’s the six -letter word we’re all talking about. Military members, veterans and their families deal with it, just like the rest of us. In addition, they have the stresses that come with deployments, dealing with combat trauma, and transitioning to life back home. Barb Benjdi is a Red Cross volunteer in the Services…… Continue reading Take A Slow, Deep Breath…
For Cathy Fisher-Farlin, there is nothing more rewarding than giving back to those who serve their country in the military. She has found the perfect fit as a volunteer with Services to the Armed Forces of the American Red Cross. Among the services the Red Cross provides are comfort and non-medical support in military…… Continue reading Finding The Perfect Fit
People volunteer with the American Red Cross for many reasons, including to polish resume, to have the experience, and to make a difference. For Ohio State University sophomore Kaitlyn Jones, it’s all of the above. “There’s so much going on besides giving blood. I don’t think students are aware of all the opportunities,” Kaitlyn said.…… Continue reading Serving The Armed Forces
Your loved one is in the military, deployed thousands of miles from home. You are facing a family emergency and need to contact that service person immediately. Donna Swisher knew just what to do this past June when her father-in-law had a massive stroke and she needed to reach her husband, Ron and Rick,…… Continue reading Family Matters
Bryan Kennard is a Red Cross volunteer in the Services to the Armed Forces department (SAF). SAF offers pre- and post-deployment support to military personnel and their families; helps military members and their families communicate during family emergencies; and provides non-medical support at VA hospitals. Bryan offers the following reflections on his Red Cross experience.…… Continue reading A Positive Force with Services to the Armed Forces
For most of us, getting good news to a loved one is as easy as a quick phone call or text. But what if your loved one is on a ship in the middle of the ocean? That’s what happened to a local Ohio family who recently added a new family member! The new father,…… Continue reading To Text…Or Not!
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!