Sending National Volunteer Week Off In Style!

At the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus we have more than 1,000 volunteers who are in the community everyday driving seniors to medical appointments, briefing military members on the services Red Cross provides to them and their families, teaching lifesaving CPR and First Aid classes and helping families recover following home fires and other disasters. They…… Continue reading Sending National Volunteer Week Off In Style!

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

Cricket’s Yips ‘N Tips: Yip Yip Hurray for Red Cross Volunteers!

Some Red Cross volunteers wake up in the middle of the night, grab their go-bag, and rush out to assist the victims of a house fire. Some Red Cross volunteers are teachers. They show people how to save a life in an emergency. They help members of the community prepare for disasters. And they teach…… Continue reading Cricket’s Yips ‘N Tips: Yip Yip Hurray for Red Cross Volunteers!

Volunteer's own life enriched by giving back: Ted Durkee

For volunteer Ted Durkee working with the Red Cross has been more than just a kind act, but an experience that has led him to reflect on his own values. On board for the past seven years, Durkee is currently a blood donor, trainer and Disaster Action Team Leader (DAT).  “When we come out on the scene…… Continue reading Volunteer's own life enriched by giving back: Ted Durkee

National Volunteer Week 2010: April 18–24

Celebrating People in Action, captures the meaning of this signature week: Honoring the people who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in their communities. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week has grown exponentially in scope each year, drawing the support and endorsement of all subsequent U.S. presidents, governors, mayors and other respected elected…… Continue reading National Volunteer Week 2010: April 18–24