Red Cross Provides H1N1 Resources

Your American Red Cross is helping the community prepare for and understand pandemic flu. Here’s how we can help you:   1. Individuals and organizations can call upon us to provide an informative 30-40 minute presentation on the latest information about H1N1. If you can pull together at least 8 individuals, we’ll come to you.…… Continue reading Red Cross Provides H1N1 Resources

Hi. My name is Allison, and I bought 1,200 oz. of hand sanitizer last week.

If I left it at that what would you think? It’s probably the same sort of thing that ran through the minds of other customers at the local discount store when they saw my cart full of 1,200 oz. of hand sanitizer. Or what the guy was thinking when I asked him to hand me…… Continue reading Hi. My name is Allison, and I bought 1,200 oz. of hand sanitizer last week.

From Tsunamis and Hurricanes to Home Fires: My Experience as a Red Cross Volunteer

Hello!! My name is Jeff Rawlins: Banker by day, Disaster Action Team (DAT) Leader by night. My interest in the Red Cross began in 2004 after watching the devastation caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami. Viewing television coverage day after day of the great loss and suffering including the lives of over 230,000 people really…… Continue reading From Tsunamis and Hurricanes to Home Fires: My Experience as a Red Cross Volunteer

Changing Lives, One Elevator Ride at a Time

Hi! I am Stacie Pelton, one of our Instructor Trainers at the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus. I love my work with the Red Cross because I get the opportunity to change peoples’ perceptions about training! Some of my students are new employees who have been in orientations for weeks, only to take one…… Continue reading Changing Lives, One Elevator Ride at a Time

Picking Up the Pieces: A Volunteer's Perspective

On a Monday morning this year, residents of an East Fifth Ave. apartment complex awoke to words everyone dreads….fire, get out now! While all twelve residents made it out safely, they watched as their homes and belongings were destroyed by the fire. A Red Cross volunteer who responded to the fire that morning, recounts her…… Continue reading Picking Up the Pieces: A Volunteer's Perspective