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What Kind of Volunteer Are You?

Looking for a unique way to give back? Explore a few options you might not have known about at the Red Cross. Share your result in the comments!                        

Quiz: What Kind of Giver Are You?

We’re just one week away – Giving Day is April 21! We hope you are as excited as we are to raise awareness for our critical mission and to raise funds to support the lifesaving work of the American Red Cross. With the support of Giving Day, families, neighbors and communities who have experienced a devastating home fire […]

Surviving Disaster for the Second Time

Written by Stefanie Arcangelo, American Red Cross for Texas Gulf Coast Blog At 1:45 a.m. on March 10, 2016, Stacey Kellum and her family were watching the creek, fed by the Sabine River, near their home. The creek was rising, but didn’t appear to be a threat. The family was awoken at 3 a.m. by […]

Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

The Midway Kansas chapter of American Red Cross recently celebrated 100 years of service to the community with a luncheon for volunteers and staff. The room was decked out with artifacts and memorabilia from the century of service and the program featured stories of ordinary people who faced extraordinary circumstances and became heroes. One of […]

The Ultimate Guide for Winter Weather Safety

As winter hits full stride across the country, the Red Cross offers these winter storm tips to help you safely weather the storms. (And if you don’t have an emergency kit together, start with that!) In your house: If there’s a power outage, go to a designated public shelter to stay warm.  Keep your thermostat at the same […]

Your Yearly Calendar: Red Cross Tips and Reminders

On one hand, I really enjoy keeping my household updated on safety checks and preparedness items. On the other, I’m admittedly really, really bad at remembering to do everything. I depend on an assortment of online tools to keep most of my life together, so why not add on a nice calendar to remind me about […]

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 […]