Pat Krebs is a Disaster Mental Health and Spiritual Care volunteer with the American Red Cross. She is a board-certified chaplain and a licensed clinical counselor with years of professional experience. Pat put her skills to work recently when the Red Cross opened a shelter for residents affected by an apartment fire. Over the course…… Continue reading Leading With Her Heart
They told their stories in the warmth and safety of the Dodge Recreation Center, where the American Red Cross opened a shelter after a fire displaced residents of a Westside apartment complex on the last day of January. At least two dozen people lived in at the shelter at various points during the week it…… Continue reading A Roof Over Their Heads
Have you or someone you know had surgery? Do you know someone who has sickle cell disease or has been injured in a car accident? These are just a few of the people who’ve benefitted from the work Dave Milam and more than 40 other volunteer drivers do in Ohio. American Red Cross Hospital Services…… Continue reading “Where Does My Blood Go?”
The first time I gave blood was my senior year in high school. The American Red Cross came to my school gymnasium and set up their stations, creating screening areas with privacy walls and a square group of donation beds with volunteers and supplies in the center. The process was pretty straightforward: prick the finger…… Continue reading Give Life! Give Blood!
When John Fraley of Canal Winchester, Columbus, Ohio, got the call, he had to be ready to answer. “They called me at nine o’clock at night, and I was on a plane by nine o’clock the next morning,” John said. He arrived the next day to a Red Cross operations center one-half mile from the…… Continue reading Ready at a Moment’s Notice
The fire started on a frigid January day with a spark in the chimney, leaving a gap to the outside and the home temporarily unlivable. Paul King and Mariah Bazile, disaster service workers with the American Red Cross, were there to make a tough situation easier. They listened. They offered blankets and clean-up kits, financial…… Continue reading Prevent a Home Fire This Winter!
If you could save someone’s life in a couple of hours, would you do it? That’s about the amount of time it takes to make a blood donation, and you could end up saving not one, but three lives! Who needs your blood? People who’ve been in serious accidents. Cancer patients. People who have blood…… Continue reading Save 3 Lives – In Less Than 2 Hours!