Some interesting reads from across the web – Red Cross related!
Photo courtesy of jasonbolonski on Flickr While the massive winter storm dumped snow all over the country, Red Crossers were hard at work sheltering people from the storm. However, that …
If you’re hesitant, or know someone who is hesitant about giving blood, see what some veteran blood donors from Washington, DC have to say about the process.
We’ve often talked about our 3 steps to preparedness: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, and Be Informed. These steps go a long way towards keeping you and your family safe, but there’s another step that you can take to help keep your entire community safe: Give Blood.
Severe winter weather is expected in many areas of the U.S. this week. Red Cross chapters are prepared to respond, providing shelter, food, and other assistance as needed.
The February issue of Seventeen magazine hit the shelves yesterday, and there’s a special mission inside of it!
High School senior Holley Cunningham turns 18 today. As she has since her ninth birthday, she threw herself a birthday project instead of a party. Because it is her last birthday before going away to college, she added a special element to her annual plan — instill in other teenagers the spirit of giving. Thus, the birth of Leave a Legacy of Service: Give, Love, Serve.
At the Red Cross, volunteers are the steam that keeps our humanitarian service engine running. From our Hometown Heroes programs carried out by the chapters, to our most prestigious national volunteer awards, we try to recognize their efforts and immeasurable contribution to our work.
Holiday Mail For Heroes is back for a fourth year! The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes will collect holiday cards from regular citizens all across the country and distribute them to service members, veterans, and their families.
Today, the American Red Cross announced that it will train 5 million people in hands-only CPR in 2011. Hands-only (or “compression only”) CPR is easy to learn and- if used in an emergency situation by a bystander- can vastly improve chances of survival for someone suffering cardiac arrest.