Red Cross Volunteers Respond to Typhoon in Philippines

Generous Central Ohio donors responded to the call for help for victims of the Super Typhoon that recently tore through the Philippines. In the wake of this disaster, there are more than 3,000 people dead, and more than 12,000 who are injured. In addition, estimates range from 9 million to 13 million people who were…… Continue reading Red Cross Volunteers Respond to Typhoon in Philippines

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

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

Red Cross Responds to Disasters Across the Globe and Here at Home: Families rely on your support in their darkest hours

  No matter where disaster strikes, your support ensures the Red Cross will be there. On March 11, an 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan. The earthquake and resulting tsunami devastated Japan’s northeast coast. The American Red Cross has contributed $100 million to the Japanese Red Cross Society, providing relief to those left without homes and basic…… Continue reading Red Cross Responds to Disasters Across the Globe and Here at Home: Families rely on your support in their darkest hours

Japanese Red Cross President Konoe

  On 11 March, a massive earthquake, measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale, struck Japan’s north-east coast. Then came the tsunami. I felt strong tremors and watched the first television pictures of the remorseless wave breaching our coastal defences and sweeping ships, cars and burning houses across the land. When I reached the disaster area,…… Continue reading Japanese Red Cross President Konoe

How We Are Helping After the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami

We’ve received an incredible amount of support from the public following the devastating earthquake in Japan and ensuing Pacific tsunami last Friday. As always, we are grateful for your support and will channel your donations in a way that is both responsible and effective in meeting the survivors’ humanitarian needs. We’ve also noticed that there…… Continue reading How We Are Helping After the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami

31 Days 31 Ways- Find Out What Emergency Services Does in Your Community

Did you know that the American Red Cross responds to nearly 400 home fires in the Columbus area each year? The Disaster Action Team is only one part of the Emergency Services department. Emergency Services also houses Community Disaster Education (profiled earlier this month), Service to Military Families, and Client Casework. Emergency Services also keeps…… Continue reading 31 Days 31 Ways- Find Out What Emergency Services Does in Your Community