What's Your Emergency Communication Plan?

Advice from the Community Disaster Education trenches, by Courtney Zielinski The questions I’m asked most frequently at preparedness presentations have to do with keeping in contact with family and loved ones during a disaster or emergency. Knowing that loved ones are safe is a major concern when disasters happen and not all disasters and emergencies…… Continue reading What's Your Emergency Communication Plan?

Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities

The recent destruction of St. John’shospital in the Joplin tornado got me thinking about the particular needs of the sick and disabled in disaster situations. During times of disaster, it is vital to have a plan that fits the shape and needs of your family. For those who live or work with disabled people, or…… Continue reading Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Central Ohio Red Crossers Serving Families Suffering From Flooding in Minot, ND

Six central Ohio Red Crossers are currently in Minot, North Dakota helping families suffering from flooding there. Red Crossers from across the country have spent the summer helping folks suffering from wildfires, flooding and severe storms. Interested in helping the cause? Learn about volunteering and/or make a donation to the Disaster Relief Fund online. Your…… Continue reading Central Ohio Red Crossers Serving Families Suffering From Flooding in Minot, ND

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

Photo of the day: Red Cross Helping Military Families in 1970

  Atlanta, GA. March, 1970 Kay Goodwin, American Red Cross Service to Military Families volunteer, meets and assists the wife of a serviceman at the airport after a personal crisis. American Red Cross Services to Military Families continues today. Learn more about what we offer to those serving our country.

31 Days 31 Ways- Find Out About Services to Military Families

One of the most interesting aspects of the American Red Cross is also one of the least known. Did you know that the American Red Cross is congressionally chartered to provide emergency communication between military members and their families?  Or that we host get-togethers for new military families to provide a network of support? The…… Continue reading 31 Days 31 Ways- Find Out About Services to Military Families