Red Cross Reports Record-Breaking Fire Response Weekend

American Red Cross volunteers assisted a record number of fire victims this past weekend – a total of 82 people – whose homes caught fire in the Central-Southeast Ohio region. Two of the fires took place in multi-unit structures, including the one Friday evening that resulted in a fatality. The other multi-unit fire impacted the…… Continue reading Red Cross Reports Record-Breaking Fire Response Weekend

Massive Cyclone Hits India

A massive cyclone hit India Saturday evening, India time (11:30 am EST). Hundreds of thousands of people evacuated their homes to move inland to shelters. They moved in hopes of riding out the storm, By mid-afternoon India time, wind gusts were so strong they could blow over grown men. Sea waters pushed inland swamping villages…… Continue reading Massive Cyclone Hits India

Here's What I Learned

From time to time we’ll share the personal stories here of those who’ve been impacted by the Red Cross. This time, it’s a volunteer whose first deployment was to Moore, Oklahoma where she provided casework assistance to tornado victims for two weeks.  Disaster Volunteer Leslee Dixon told her story at the Columbus Chapter’s Annual Meeting…… Continue reading Here's What I Learned

The Red Cross seeks new AmeriCorps members!

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern Want to give back to your community or help others in need? The Red Cross of Greater Columbus is currently seeking applications for AmeriCorps Members to serve in communities across Central and Southeast Ohio. If you have ever dreamed about working for the Red Cross or helping…… Continue reading The Red Cross seeks new AmeriCorps members!