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

Local Volunteer Receives Recognition

Kurt Anders, chief operating officer, and Norm Hoffman, regional response manager, presented Sharon Groves with the 2012 Ann Magnussen award, the highest individual honor of nursing achievement in the American Red Cross, at a recent volunteer recognition event. For nearly four years, Sharon has volunteered as both a health services team member and disaster action team member.…… Continue reading Local Volunteer Receives Recognition

Pam Blum named 2012 American Red Cross of Greater Columbus Exceptional Volunteer

The highest chapter honor for American Red Cross volunteer service is the annual Exceptional Volunteer Service Award. Our recipient has demonstrated high quality work and, on a regular basis, reaches beyond the basic requirements of her position. Pamela Blum started volunteering with the Red Cross in 2005. In the past seven years, she has grown…… Continue reading Pam Blum named 2012 American Red Cross of Greater Columbus Exceptional Volunteer

Where Were You? Volunteer Meditates on Goodness in Wake of Tragedy

September 11, 2001 was a trying morning for American Red Cross volunteer Virginia Tyler. It was her first day back at work after a serious car accident. “I had been released from the hospital about twelve hours before 9-11 happened. I had been in a very serious auto accident, had a fractured pelvis, fractured ribs,…… Continue reading Where Were You? Volunteer Meditates on Goodness in Wake of Tragedy

Where Were You? A Volunteer's 9/11 Experience

After dropping her son off at grade school Tuesday morning, September 11th, Marjie Kukor pulled in her driveway to find her neighbor standing in the yard looking bewildered. “Did you hear what happened?” the neighbor asked.  “September 11th was what prompted me to volunteer in the first place.” Marjie said she called her local chapter that day…… Continue reading Where Were You? A Volunteer's 9/11 Experience

Where Were You? One Volunteer's 9/11 Red Cross Experience

When the man in the black suit walked up, President George Bush paused in his reading of “The Pet Goat” and even the second graders could tell that something was gravely wrong. That class in Sarasota witnessed the president’s reaction to the first attack onUS soil since the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Like the president,…… Continue reading Where Were You? One Volunteer's 9/11 Red Cross Experience

Tips for Extension Cord Safety

In the last several months alone, our volunteers have responded to many home fires believed to be caused by the misuse of extension cords. Here are some safety tips recommended by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Implementing these tips will reduce your risk for preventable, extension cord fires.  Avoid connecting multiple sets of extension cords together for extra length.  Do…… Continue reading Tips for Extension Cord Safety