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Postcards from South Carolina

In early October historic rains battered South Carolina. Flood waters tore through communities, leaving devastation in their wake and South Carolinians facing a long and uncertain path to recovery. Since the dawn of this disaster more than 800 Red Cross workers from impacted communities and across the country have joined in the effort to deliver […]

Know Where the Trash Bags Are, and Other Stories (New Podcast)

Check Out Non-Profit Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Barton Report on BlogTalkRadio   We have an incredible trove of stories at the American Red Cross. What better place to capture and share them than The Barton Report? Listen in to hear: How a Texas chapter’s Piper the Puppy program started, and how it […]

Communities Come Together in the Face of Devastating Fires

Red Cross worker, Jordan Scott, does some coloring with 8 year old April Vazquez, at the Red Cross shelter in Kelseyville, CA. April and her family evacuated their home due to the ongoing Valley Fire burning in Lake County One week. It’s a long time to be away from home. Typically there’s an element of […]

Katrina Volunteers – 10 Years Later

Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, fast becoming one of the most devastating natural disasters in U.S. history and triggering a nationwide disaster relief effort of an unprecedented scale. As this disaster unfolded before the shocked eyes of the country, thousands were driven to get involved and help in whatever capacity […]

Ten Years Later – Share Your Volunteer Experiences

This month marks ten years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the Gulf Coast, launching an unprecedented disaster relief effort which stretched across the entire country. For many current Red Cross volunteers, Katrina served as their introduction to disaster relief and volunteerism, as thousands were inspired to join in the massive effort to bring comfort […]

First Person Perspective – Red Cross Response in Saipan

The following was written by Julie Bradley of the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter. She has been a volunteer with the Red Cross International Response roster since 2010. She has deployed to Nepal twice, first in 2013 for non-disaster preparedness and most recently in April of this year as part of the Information Technology/Emergency Response […]

A College Preparation How-To, By a Red Cross Intern

I recently had the realization that this fall, I’ll be a junior at James Madison University. And with that realization was an onset of panic. Going into my third year of college means that I am one step closer to becoming a Real Adult. I’m feeling nostalgic for the time when I was preparing to […]

Red Cross Provides Help in Saipan Following Devastating Typhoon Soudelor

On Sunday, August 2, Typhoon Soudelor struck Saipan (part of the US Commonwealth Northern Mariana Islands) causing the worst devastation the island has seen in years. Preliminary reports suggest over 800 homes are damaged and power may not be fully restored to the islands for four weeks or longer. The American Red Cross has an office […]

Summer Safety Myths, Busted! (New Podcast)

  Check Out Education Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Barton Report on BlogTalkRadio   The Barton Report from the American Red Cross has summer safety on our minds. In this episode, don’t miss: Quiz with our intern, Sam, on heat and severe weather safety. Stories from Meghan, a Red Cross volunteer, on her personal Red […]

What the Women’s World Cup Can Teach About Disasters

Post written by Patricia Billinger of the Red Cross Colorado Chapters, originally featured on the Colorado Stories Blog. On Sunday, my husband, mother, father and I were among the more than 50,000 jubilant fans swarming to BC Place in Vancouver for the Women’s World Cup Finals.The buzz among the crowd was palpable. Red, white and […]