Free presentations for your group…who could ask for anything more!

Just this week I’ve helped a friend schedule a disaster preparedness presentation for her daughter’s Girl Scout troop AND a presentation on tornado safety and how to build an emergency supply kit for my son’s Boy Scout den! It’s fun when my professional life comes together with my personal life like this! If you know…… Continue reading Free presentations for your group…who could ask for anything more!

Fire Safety Week: Quick Tips to Keep You Safe

The American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. As a proud member of the Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet, and as someone who has personally been affected by a home fire, I’d like to encourage everyone to check out these Red Cross Fire Prevention Safety Tips in recognition of October…… Continue reading Fire Safety Week: Quick Tips to Keep You Safe

How our newest member spent her birthday

My twenty-second birthday also happened to be my second day of work at the Columbus Chapter of the American Red Cross, and the same week as the Southeastern Ohio tornado. It became clear, as crews assessed the Athens county area, that the damage from the September 16th storm warranted a national Red Cross response. Forgoing…… Continue reading How our newest member spent her birthday

Make a bed and make a difference

I love snuggling into a fresh made bed before I go to sleep every night. It’s one of the most relaxing moments in this crazy full-time working mom’s day. While the rest of my family may not share my appreciation for a nicely made bed (naturally they prefer not to make beds and are willing to sleep on them in…… Continue reading Make a bed and make a difference

Red Cross volunteer shares experience from the front lines

Friday Sept. 17th  I was in Athens, Ohio (The Plains) doing damage assessments after tornadoes devastated the area. As we were walking down the street, we were approached by a man who asked if we could check on an elderly neighbor (she was 89 yrs. young). He said that he had checked on her after the…… Continue reading Red Cross volunteer shares experience from the front lines

Red Cross helping families find new places to live following devastating storms

Twenty-six year-old Amanda Knopp, of The Plains, wasn’t aware that she and her husband of less than a year could get financial assistance until she spoke with a Red Cross representative at The Plains United Methodist Church Tuesday. “I’m so thankful,” was all she could say as the volunteer explained that with proper verification from…… Continue reading Red Cross helping families find new places to live following devastating storms

Behind the curtain: Meet Kate Powers

We hope you like our new series that introduces you to some of the people who make our work happen. Feel free to posts questions you may have for these staff and volunteers and we will make sure to get you answers!     Meet Kate Powers, Lifeline Account Representative   1. How long have you…… Continue reading Behind the curtain: Meet Kate Powers