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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 […]

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 […]