Volunteer to Use Your Skills With the Red Cross

By Shilpi Priyadarshini, Red Cross Volunteer Sharon Groves is a former intensive care nurse who says that volunteering for the Red Cross has filled a void in her life. All you have to do is see her car’s license plate that reads “REDCRS” to know she is committed to the organization. “Back in 2007, my…… Continue reading Volunteer to Use Your Skills With the Red Cross

Giving of Herself as a Red Cross Volunteer

By Shilpi Priyadarshini When asked about how volunteer work with the Red Cross has influenced her life, Christine Guzzo, who transports blood collected by the Red Cross to hospitals, says, “ It opened my eyes to the enormity of what (the) Red Cross does for the people. Picking up and delivering blood to hospitals made me…… Continue reading Giving of Herself as a Red Cross Volunteer

Sound the Alarm Exceeds Goals

It’s been all hands on deck (or holding a screwdriver or ladder) for the past few weeks as the American Red Cross “sounded the alarm” across the United States. More than the targeted 100,000 free smoke alarms were installed, thanks to the generosity of Red Cross volunteers and partners. Every chapter in the Ohio Buckeye…… Continue reading Sound the Alarm Exceeds Goals

IT Professional’s Second “Career” as a Red Cross Volunteer

by Larry Singer, Volunteer Partner to Disaster Program Specialist The American Red Cross is a wide-ranging human support organization, ranging from Blood Services to Services to the Armed Forces to Disaster Cycle Services, also known as Disaster Services. After I retired as an Information Technology Project Manager, I was looking for a volunteer opportunity that…… Continue reading IT Professional’s Second “Career” as a Red Cross Volunteer

Sign Up to Save a Life!

American Red Cross volunteers in eight Ohio cities installed more than 1100 smoke alarms on April 27 as part of the second annual  Sound the Alarm campaign. There are stories behind these statistics, stories of people whose lives were in danger because they didn’t have working smoke alarms in their homes. Now from Athens to Westerville,…… Continue reading Sign Up to Save a Life!

Sound the Alarm To Save a Life

By Mary Guiher, Communications & Marketing Volunteer Did you know every day seven people die in home fires across the nation?  The American Red Cross is working to help prevent such tragedies with the Sound the Alarm, Save a Life campaign. Campaign 2019 From April 27-May 18, 2019, the American Red Cross will be canvasing at-risk…… Continue reading Sound the Alarm To Save a Life

Spend a Few Hours or a Few Dollars to Save a Life!

In a few hours on a Saturday morning, you could save a life. Between April 27 and May 18, the American Red Cross expects to install more than 3800 smoke alarms in 25 Ohio cities during the Sound the Alarm campaign. The nationwide goal is 100,000 smoke alarms. Each of these alarms is a potential…… Continue reading Spend a Few Hours or a Few Dollars to Save a Life!