Team Red Cross Volunteer App Launches

The American Red Cross is launching a new app which allows people to sign up to volunteer, get trained and receive notifications about Red Cross volunteer opportunities in their own neighborhoods when disaster hits.  The Team Red Cross App will help put volunteers to work quickly when disaster strikes because it puts the power to…… Continue reading Team Red Cross Volunteer App Launches

Tornadoes: Safety Tips and Ways to Help

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations InternAs recent events in Oklahoma and Texas have shown us, tornadoes can strike anytime and anywhere. Midwestern states, like our lovely home state of Ohio, are particularly susceptible to tornadoes. Weather patterns can change rapidly and disasters happen overnight. The best time to prepare is long before you…… Continue reading Tornadoes: Safety Tips and Ways to Help

Shafaq Majeed: Volunteering gets you out of the bubble

By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern Shafaq Majeed, 31, volunteers in the Volunteer Resources department for the Red Cross of Greater Columbus. A transplant of San Antonio, Texas, she began volunteering in May 2012 when she relocated to Columbus. Shafaq was excited to be able to volunteer since her former city did not…… Continue reading Shafaq Majeed: Volunteering gets you out of the bubble

A Busy Weekend for Red Cross Volunteers

At 6:30 a.m. Friday morning, volunteers were woken up and called to the scene of a fire in Southeast Columbus. This was repeated 9 times, ending early Monday morning. The Red Cross responded to 10 fires this past weekend and helped 51 people across Central and Southeastern Ohio. When disasters such as those occur, the Red…… Continue reading A Busy Weekend for Red Cross Volunteers

Better Know A Volunteer: Cindy King

By Zoobia Asif, Red Cross Volunteer Our society is filled with people who consistently restore our faith in humanity. One such person is Cindy King, who has been volunteering with the Red Cross for the past twenty-two years. She initially started as a blood donor, which led into teaching CPR/First Aid, and eventually became a member…… Continue reading Better Know A Volunteer: Cindy King

Volunteering Builds Memories

By Zoobia Asif, Red Cross volunteer I was born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan. It’s a beautiful city with a rich cultural history that goes back hundreds of years. I moved to America in 1997. I have two adorable kids, my daughter Mashal is a freshman and my son Raafay just started middle school. I…… Continue reading Volunteering Builds Memories