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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 [...]

A July 4th Salute to Red Cross Patriotic Pups

The strength of the American Red Cross lies in its 500,000 volunteers. On this July 4th, let’s thank some volunteers who are often forgotten: the four-legged, wet-nosed, slobbery-kissing, tail-wagging, fire-hydrant-desecrating patriotic pups who volunteer with our Service to the Armed Forces department! American Red Cross workers are stationed at more than 50 military installations, many [...]

How can the Red Cross help MY family?

Many people do not know if the Red Cross can help their family, but the Red Cross is proud to be there for you and whoever you define your family to be. Our seven founding Fundamental Principles guide our services, and among them are: Humanity: We “ensure respect for the human being.” Impartiality: We are impartial [...]

“Cap’n” Crunch: A Cereal Liar?

Okay, CNN’s John Berman: Let’s talk about that military scandal that’s been rocking the nation. YES! That one. As an employee in the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces department, I was scandalized to learn that our morning cereal hero has been lying to us for decades. Don’t let the gaping smile and floating [...]