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!
Bill Stevenson is a State Farm Agent as well as the father of a Marine. And as any parent of a service member would be, he is extemely proud of what his son is doing in service to our country. When he learned that his company is partnering with the American Red Cross in our…… Continue reading Marine Dad shows Support for Holiday Mail for Heroes
Card-signing events are underway at various locations in the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign. This campaign sends messages of encouragment and gratitude towards US service men and women. Pictured above is a WWII Veteran signing a card for fellow service members at the recent Honor Flight Reunion at Veterans Memorial. Our friends in television are…… Continue reading Holiday Mail for Heroes Card Signing Underway
The American Red Cross’ seventh annual Holiday Mail for Heroes, the campaign to send messages of encouragement and gratitude to US service men and women, is underway now. Last year, nearly two million cards were distributed nationally to troops and veterans who’ve returned from service. This year, the public is once again invited to send…… Continue reading Updates on Holiday Mail for Heroes