Responding Without a Safety Net

By Virginia Tyler, Red Cross Volunteer If I didn’t notice the abundance of hand sanitizers and a large basket of condoms, I would think I was in any weathered place of business, when I enter the Red Cross headquarters.  Access to the building emblazoned with a big red cross, is through a barred door, opening to a…… Continue reading Responding Without a Safety Net

White Castle and Red Cross Celebrate National Preparedness Month 2012

September is 2012 National Preparedness Month. And, to celebrate, White Castle is donating $12 to the Red Cross in honor of each and every new person who likes our Facebook page and/or follows @ColsRedCross on Twitter (up to a $5K maximum).   So, don’t wait! If you aren’t already part of our conversation, make the connection today. Or, encourage your…… Continue reading White Castle and Red Cross Celebrate National Preparedness Month 2012

Where Were You? A Volunteer's 9/11 Experience

After dropping her son off at grade school Tuesday morning, September 11th, Marjie Kukor pulled in her driveway to find her neighbor standing in the yard looking bewildered. “Did you hear what happened?” the neighbor asked.  “September 11th was what prompted me to volunteer in the first place.” Marjie said she called her local chapter that day…… Continue reading Where Were You? A Volunteer's 9/11 Experience

Emergency Instruction in the Palm of Your Hand

We are moving into what is known as “trauma season” in the medical profession; namely the summer months where people are swimming, boating, setting off firecrackers, and driving cross-country. With the flurry of activity, comes a host of new dangers and an increased need for trained first responders. The American Red Cross has teamed up with Dr. Oz…… Continue reading Emergency Instruction in the Palm of Your Hand

5 Things You Must Own if You Own a Pool

5 Things you must own if you own a pool: 1. backboard with straps- readily accessible 2. ring buoys or other approved flotation devices- readily accessible 3. properly secured, non-slip ladders and diving boards 4. properly stored pool chemicals- out of reach of children 5.  First Aid Kit- stocked and readily accessible Check out the American Red Cross…… Continue reading 5 Things You Must Own if You Own a Pool

Help us celebrate CPR/AED Awareness Week ~ 50% discount on training!

June 1-7 Is CPR/AED Awareness Week Nearly one quarter of Americans say they’ve been in a situation where someone needed CPR. Would you know what to do? During National CPR/AED Awareness week, we are encouraging everyone to learn the important skills of CPR and AED in order to help save lives. As an incentive, we…… Continue reading Help us celebrate CPR/AED Awareness Week ~ 50% discount on training!

AmeriCorps Profile: Cassi Slone Fairfield County

In honor of AmeriCorps week, we wanted to feature the story of one of our own – Cassie Sloan, an AmeriCorps member working with the Red Cross in Fairfield County! My official title is the AmeriCorps Community Disaster Education Coordinator—which does nothing to tell you about what I actually do at the American Red Cross…… Continue reading AmeriCorps Profile: Cassi Slone Fairfield County