Blood Donations Needed In Response To Florence

Volunteers and financial donors have responded generously to help people affected by Florence. Florence has created another need that requires equally generous donors: the need for blood and platelets. More than 170 American Red Cross blood drives had to be cancelled in the areas Florence affected. As a result, more than 4600 platelet and blood…… Continue reading Blood Donations Needed In Response To Florence

Red Cross Volunteers Support the Military And Their Families

For over 130 years the American Red Cross has been serving those who serve our nation. Through the Services to the Armed Forces (SAF), the Red Cross is able to provide emergency communication services and support to military and veteran families all across the country and around the world. After only four months working with…… Continue reading Red Cross Volunteers Support the Military And Their Families

Volunteer To Help Military Families!

Service members are our real-life heroes. They are the selfless people who help defend and protect our country. Since its establishment in the 1880s, the American Red Cross has been committed to offering support to these military members through its Services to the Armed Forces department. Services to the Armed Forces aims to help military…… Continue reading Volunteer To Help Military Families!

Don’t Ignore The Chirp!

It was a regular day, in a regular neighborhood, in a regular house, the residence of a fairly typical elderly man, someone’s father, uncle, or grandfather, perhaps. And it might have been just a regular, polite exchange of pleasantries and nothing more, if not for that high-pitched chirping sound that had been disrupting the man…… Continue reading Don’t Ignore The Chirp!

Red Cross Volunteer Offers ‘A Shoulder To Cry On’

Rick, an Ohio Red Cross volunteer, has been on the frontlines at some of the major national disasters, such as Hurricane Sandy and the Moore, Oklahoma tornado. Through his work, he has helped countless others in Ohio and in various other states. Rick first started volunteering with the Red Cross in 2012. He had previous…… Continue reading Red Cross Volunteer Offers ‘A Shoulder To Cry On’

Everyone Needs a Place to Sleep

It was an overcast December night, gray and frigid with a steely air, when I got the call. It was my first call as a member of the Disaster Action Team (DAT) for the Ohio Buckeye Region of the American Red Cross. I’d done the interview, taken the online training classes, and signed up online for some volunteer shifts, but the first few shifts hadn’t materialized into anything, thankfully. There were no local disasters on…… Continue reading Everyone Needs a Place to Sleep