Take A Slow, Deep Breath…

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…

Finding The Perfect Fit

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

Serving The Armed Forces

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

A Positive Force with Services to the Armed Forces

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

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!