Community Transportation Program

A critical need exists here in Columbus, Ohio for community transportation drivers. Community transportation drivers provide safe, reliable transportation to seniors and others in the Franklin County area who are unable to drive themselves to medical appointments. We believe that no one needs to let their lack of transportation prevent them from living independently in…… Continue reading Community Transportation Program

Joseph Sanchez: Why driving patients to life-saving appointments is a necessity

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern In January, Joseph Sanchez became a Community Transportation intern for the American Red Cross of Central-Southeast Ohio. As a premed biology major at the Ohio State University, he seems like an unlikely candidate to do marketing and promotions for a transportation program. “I’ve always wanted to get… Continue reading Joseph Sanchez: Why driving patients to life-saving appointments is a necessity

Here, There, and Everywhere: Red Crosser Supports Mission in Creative Ways

The group that shook the world and rocked a generation leaves a legacy of philanthropy through the summer event “Abbey Road on the River.” The event takes place annually over Labor Day Weekend in National Harbor, Washington, DC. The festival celebrates all things Beatles, while donating  proceeds to the American Red Cross.      The event features groups from all over the…… Continue reading Here, There, and Everywhere: Red Crosser Supports Mission in Creative Ways

Sending National Volunteer Week Off In Style!

At the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus we have more than 1,000 volunteers who are in the community everyday driving seniors to medical appointments, briefing military members on the services Red Cross provides to them and their families, teaching lifesaving CPR and First Aid classes and helping families recover following home fires and other disasters. They…… Continue reading Sending National Volunteer Week Off In Style!

It’s National Volunteer Week—a time to celebrate service and get involved

The American Red Cross has a special appreciation for volunteers. Did you know that they make up 96 percent of the Red Cross work force?   Every year, more than half a million people give their time through the Red Cross to help their neighbors, communities and country. Here in greater Columbus, more than 1,100 residents…… Continue reading It’s National Volunteer Week—a time to celebrate service and get involved

31 Days 31 Ways- Volunteer to Become a Community Transportation Driver

Become a Community Transportation Driver. The position is high on our critical need for volunteers list. To learn more about the program check out the website. Then watch the video below to learn about Dee Dee English, one of our Community Transportation Drivers. If you think you might be interested in driving for our Community Transportation…… Continue reading 31 Days 31 Ways- Volunteer to Become a Community Transportation Driver

31 Days 31 Ways- Help Spread Our Message

A few quick and easy ways to help spread the Red Cross message: -Get some Red Cross gear to wear around. Having a key chain, t-shirt, even a coffee mug can help remind people about the Red Cross. -Think of someone you know who could use our services: An elderly neighbor who could use Community…… Continue reading 31 Days 31 Ways- Help Spread Our Message