Give Outside the Box

~ Thank you, Red Cross volunteer Zoobia Asif, for submitting this insightful blog.  Every year the holiday season begins with making long shopping lists. Then there is the hassle of countless trips to the mall, juggling with parking spaces, wrapping those gifts, and some times even mailing them to different locations. Even after going through all…… Continue reading Give Outside the Box

Watch these Videos to See Red Cross in Action

September 6, 2012 – Nicolas Valdez’ Story, Hurricane Issac 2012 Watch the Video “Other people’s needs kept me occupied,” “You learn what you can do without,” says Nicolas Valdez, who helped others survive Hurricane Isaac. Valdez lives in Picayune, a town in southwest Mississippi where Isaac caused some of the region’s heaviest flooding. Valdez received…… Continue reading Watch these Videos to See Red Cross in Action

A Legacy of Generosity

Chartered by congress as the official organization to handle disaster relief operations, the American Red Cross steps into the national eye as a force for good and service in the face of atrocity.  Never was our role more important or more evident than in the days, weeks, and months following the September 11thterrorist attacks.  Following…… Continue reading A Legacy of Generosity

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

Honoring Exceptional Volunteers

Staff and volunteers gathered at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center last night to honor outstanding volunteers who served the community through the American Red Cross during 2010-2011. Take a look at a special video honoring the 2011 Exceptional Volunteer Service Award recipient Dee Dee English.   Along with Dee Dee the following volunteers were presented with…… Continue reading Honoring Exceptional Volunteers

Columbus volunteer helps a furry friend in Alabama

Jim Johnson has been volunteering with the American Red Cross for several years now with the First Aid Service Team, disaster response and more. On a recent deployment in Alabama to help residents recover from flooding and severe weather, he was approached by a community member who could no longer care for his pup. Jim, being…… Continue reading Columbus volunteer helps a furry friend in Alabama

Stories from Alabama…One Red Crossers Shares Her Experiences

The following post is from Pam, a Columbus disaster volunteer who has been volunteering with Red Cross disaster relief teams in the south for nearly three weeks now. Pam is on an Emergency Response Vehicle Team, transporting meals and clean-up supplies to people in neighborhoods where homes have been destroyed by the recent storms. Another…… Continue reading Stories from Alabama…One Red Crossers Shares Her Experiences