How Boeing supports Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces

Photo courtesy: Armando Mejia via LinkedIn By Gordon Williams  If responding to disasters is all you think about when you think about the American Red Cross, you are overlooking one of the organization’s most important functions — Service to the Armed Forces (SAF). Each year the Red Cross provides assistance to an average of 150,000 … Continue reading How Boeing supports Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces

Service After Service: Spokane Veteran Chet Roshetko

By Gordon Williams  It’s no coincidence that Chet Roshetko will spend this Veterans Day serving as a board member for the American Red Cross Greater Inland and Northwest Chapter, in Spokane. Chet is a military veteran, having served 27 ½ years in the Air Force. The fact that his chapter’s board traditionally has a member … Continue reading Service After Service: Spokane Veteran Chet Roshetko

A sad goodbye to Red Cross icon Kevin Kopp

  By Gordon Williams Responding to life-threatening disasters, as American Red Cross workers do, builds tightly-knit teams that come to resemble families. When a member of such a team dies, all team members feel a sense of wrenching loss.  Red Cross workers throughout the Pacific Northwest are experiencing such a loss now, following the death of … Continue reading A sad goodbye to Red Cross icon Kevin Kopp

Why I donate blood: Kathleen Lappe

Kathleen Lappe's brother was only eight years old when he was diagnosed with a staph infection and as a result had to go undergo several major operations. This harrowing experience of watching her baby brother spend many weeks in the hospital to get blood transfusions became Kathleen's motivation to becoming a blood donor.