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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 […]

The Campaign to Change Direction

Sadly, nearly one in every five adults suffers from a diagnosable mental health condition according to SAMHSA.  Traditionally, the Red Cross provides timely emotional support to people affected by disasters or emergencies and members of the military community.  And we’re now proud to join with Give an Hour in The Campaign to Change Direction to […]

Veterans Day 2014: Then and Now

The American Red Cross has long had a unique relationship with the military. Today, we provide services like emergency communications and resiliency training. But did you know we pioneered the development of psychiatric nursing programs at veterans hospitals, made artificial limbs and helped rehabilitate amputees and blinded veterans during World War I? How about the recreation workers […]

Reporting for Duty: A Retired Army Colonel at the Red Cross

In October of 2010, Retired Colonel Benjamin F. Robinson retired from a second career in civil service. The following week, Robinson walked through the front doors of the American Red Cross and said he was ready to volunteer. No time for relaxing – he had work to do. “There was no way I could sit […]

Fourth of July Throwback: Service to the Armed Forces

This Fourth of July, we remember and commemorate all of the service members who sacrificed their comfort and freedom in order to serve our country. The American Red Cross has been a vital part of this story for more than 130 years – providing comfort and care for the wounded, ill and injured, but also […]

Ode to a Red Cross Deployer

The Service to the Armed Forces division of the American Red Cross helps our military members and their families across the world. In addition to our helping throughout our communities, the Red Cross also has staff and volunteers at military installations stateside and across the world. These Red Crossers, no matter if they are at […]

Memorial Day Post: Grampa’s House

I always loved going to my Grampa’s house. When I was a baby, Grampa would relieve my mom by walking me to his house every day, just the two of us. I thought it was hysterical to throw my hat as far as I could, and he loved holding on to a stroller with his […]

I’m a Military Mom!

By Dorry Gundy,  Mother of Navy Lt. Shannon Rice I didn’t expect I would be the mother of a U.S. Navy officer. I’ve always had a deep respect for those who serve in the military. My father was a Master Gunnery Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed in the Pacific Islands during World War […]