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Harrisburg, IL

Throughout the day, I spoke with many residents of Harrisburg and learned that it is a caring community where neighbors care about neighbors.

What We’re Reading

Stuff we found while looking around. Send us your links for the next edition.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Have you finished your holiday shopping? If not, don’t fret – you’ve come to the right place!

New Ways to Help: Use Serve and Double Your Donation

Have you used the Holiday Giving Widget? Did you share it? Please leave a comment, letting us know what you think.

New Ways to Help: Grab a Glue Stick. Support the Troops.

How are you making it fun and easy to get involved?

Get ready to bid: Katy Perry dress

Starting on November 9, you can bid on one of Katy Perry’s concert dresses (pictured above).

Red Cross on TV alert: Tonight’s American Chopper

Tune in to Discovery Channel’s American Chopper – Senior vs. Junior today, October 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Give Something That Means Something

Blog post from American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern.

What We’re Reading

Every Atlantic Storm since 1950, mapping zombies, toilet paper to the rescue, and thoughts on Contagion

Phrases We Owe to Red Cross

We do have a small dictionary to explain some of our idioms, but we could use your help to add to it.