Tornadoes: Safety Tips and Ways to Help

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations InternAs recent events in Oklahoma and Texas have shown us, tornadoes can strike anytime and anywhere. Midwestern states, like our lovely home state of Ohio, are particularly susceptible to tornadoes. Weather patterns can change rapidly and disasters happen overnight. The best time to prepare is long before you…… Continue reading Tornadoes: Safety Tips and Ways to Help

Why I volunteer with the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus

I believe that in troubling times, we are often overwhelmed by the support of others and can’t always figure out the best ways to say thank you. I find myself very blessed and happy that through volunteering with the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus, I found my own way of being able to say…… Continue reading Why I volunteer with the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus

There's a First For Everything

Confession. I’ve worked for the Red Cross 8 months, and I’ve never donated blood before. That is, until today!   I’ve gone around the Columbus community advertising the constant need for blood, listened to stories about the many people in Columbus who have received blood, and even seen that need with my own eyes. The…… Continue reading There's a First For Everything

31 Days 31 Ways- Give Blood

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Why donate? Every day across America, approximately 38,000 blood donations are needed to help patients continue to live. Blood is needed for accident victims, premature babies, those undergoing treatments for cancer or blood disorders and even for those who may need to have a routine surgery.  The…… Continue reading 31 Days 31 Ways- Give Blood

31 Days 31 Ways– kick off. Learn a little about the Red Cross

March is Red Cross month. Stay tuned this month for 31 ways in each of March’s 31 days to help your American Red Cross deliver a message of hope across the globe. Many good stories start at the beginning; so here is a little about our beginning: Clara Barton and a circle of acquaintances founded…… Continue reading 31 Days 31 Ways– kick off. Learn a little about the Red Cross