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Red Cross Helps Airman Get To Wife & Premature Baby’s Bedside

This is a message the Red Cross received from New Jersey military spouse and mother of three, Leslie Guenther. You can see her blog, MommyCombatTeam, to learn more about her family and her experiences as a military spouse. Right now I am sitting here reading about a baby that was to go into surgery while his […]

From the Archives – Victory Book Campaign

In November 1941, the American Red Cross, the United Service Organizations (USO) and the American Library Association (ALA) formed the Victory Book Campaign (originally named the National Defense Book Campaign). This nationwide campaign’s goal was for the public to donate books as reading material for members of the armed forces. The books would supplement the […]

Making “Coming Home” a Little Easier

This post was written by Liz Fielden, who is in the Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces department at the National Headquarters in DC. Her focus is in mental health services for service members and their families. Follow her on Twitter at @fielden10910 Most of us are familiar with the heartwarming videos and images […]

A Visual Twist to #HolidayMail for Heroes

Each year the American Red Cross community honors veterans, military families and active-duty service members by sending cards and personal messages of encouragement to our heroes around the world. The Holiday Mail For Heroes campaign has allowed us to send missions of cards to service members, bringing smiles and a touch of home to our […]

Teen Volunteers Make a Difference at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

As the leaves turn and school is in full swing, we’d like to take the time to reflect on the contributions of our youth volunteers. We were lucky enough to have more than 40 high school students who volunteered with the Red Cross at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The VolunTeens spent 6 weeks of […]

Coping with the Navy Yard Shooting

This post was written by Liz Fielden, who is in the Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces department at the National Headquarters in DC. Her focus is in mental health services for service members and their families. Follow her on Twitter at @fielden10910. The Red Cross is responding to those affected by the Navy Yard shooting. See […]

Full Circle of Service

This post is from Red Cross Volunteer, Cheryl Searcy I’ve been with the American Red Cross for twenty-two years; I started in Blood Services and then moved to disaster response. Deploying to Afghanistan will bring me full circle with the Red Cross mission to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. It offers the […]

MTV’s “Catfish” Shows Marine Overcoming PTSD

As a Red Cross military services employee and a reality TV junkie, I was pumped when my two worlds collided during this week’s episode of “Catfish.” No- “Catfish” isn’t a fishing show or MTV’s version of “Duck Dynasty.” It’s a reality show in which an adorable, perky, hairy-chested documentarian (Nev) and his Anderson Cooper-esque silver […]

Forever Thankful

This post was written by Elizabeth Cottle, who works for the Red Cross Alabama Central Gulf Coast region as an Apheresis Donor Recruiter as well as at blood drives. In her off time, she raises awareness about the importance of saving lives with the American Red Cross. In the Mid-1980’s, my Dad and Uncle were […]

Four Absolutes Disproved at Walter Reed

This post was written by Erin Sikorski, who has spent the summer in DC, working as a communications intern for the Service to the Armed Forces department. Erin is a junior at the University of Georgia, majoring in public relations. As a summer intern at the Red Cross National Headquarters in DC, I recently had […]