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Red Cross Volunteer Nurses Serve Across the World with Armed Forces

We tip our hats to nurses everywhere for National Nurses Week, but couldn’t help calling out some fantastic nurses serving with our Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) department. These volunteer Red Cross nurses demonstrate the same compassion for the military community first demonstrated by Clara Barton during the Civil War. They carry on her legacy […]

Providing an Emergency Message for One of Our Own

Many people aren’t aware that assisting the U.S. military through the Service to Armed Forces (SAF) program is a Red Cross core service. Providing assistance to the armed forces for more than 100 years, the Red Cross takes pride in being that direct link between service members and their families. Emergency communications is one of the activities […]

What Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces Work Looks Like in Spain

You may be a long-time blood donor, a disaster volunteer or a proud CPR-trained citizen. But how much do you know about our work with United States Armed Forces across the world? For Red Cross Month, we have a Q&A with Jonathan Glenn, Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) Regional Program Manager at the Naval Station in Rota, Spain. Tell […]

The Red Cross Is There as Soldiers Return Home

By Brittany Jennings, Regional Communications and Marketing Director in Raleigh, North Carolina. Hours before families arrived for a welcome home ceremony at Ft. Bragg on March 9, the American Red Cross was preparing for them. At 2:45 a.m., coffee brewed in the Red Cross office on the installation. Volunteers put on their blue vests and got to work loading […]

Charlie, the Kangaroo Hero

For many military veterans, the support of therapy animals can be life-changing. For residents at a Salt Lake City veterans home, the same holds true. Though where one may be accustomed to seeing a dog or cat fill such a role, at the William E. Christoffersen Salt Lake City Veterans Home a rather unusual animal […]

Helping Veterans Connect With Resources for Recovery

The history of our country is rooted in the courage and sacrifice of brave men and women who have defended our freedoms at all costs. Since the founding of America, it has been the members of our Armed Forces giving selflessly of themselves every day to keep our nation safe. Veteran’s Day offers an opportunity to […]

Two Ways the Red Cross Helps Children of Military Families

Today, American Red Cross is launching two new programs in the Reconnection Workshop series that focus on helping children of military families to better manage the challenges associated with growing up in the military community. These two new workshops—Roger That! Communication Counts and Operation 10-4: Confident Coping—are designed to help military children and teens build […]

Red Cross 4 Our Troops

It’s that time of year when people start thinking about three things: fireworks, parades and family BBQs. However, the Fourth of July is also a great time to reflect on those who have served and those who continue to serve our country to protect the freedoms that we Americans enjoy every day. In the spirit of […]

This Memorial Day, Be Their Champion

Every day, the American Red Cross honors the men and women of the United States Armed Forces as they sacrifice their comforts and freedoms to serve our country. This Memorial Day, we take extra time to remember and dedicate our work to those who have fallen in service to our country. Featured in yesterday’s blog […]

Memorial Day: A Time to Remember and an Opportunity to Help

On the last Monday in May, we take time to honor the men and women who died in military service to the United States. Today we’d like you to introduce you to someone who serves U.S. veterans at the last stage of life, day in and out, with the utmost compassion. Meet Laura, an American […]