Stepping in Where Needed: These new Red Cross Volunteers Help Fill an Essential Position in Walla Walla

Dana (left) and Crystal (right) are two of our newest volunteers in Walla Walla, Washington By Gordon Williams  One of the many things Dana Evans does in Walla Walla WA is serve as president of the local chapter of the Exchange Club — a national service organization. Dana was presiding over an Exchange Club luncheon recently when … Continue reading Stepping in Where Needed: These new Red Cross Volunteers Help Fill an Essential Position in Walla Walla

Meet Jenny Carkner – the Region’s new Chief Disaster Officer

By Gordon Williams  For most of us, disaster planning involves safeguarding our own homes and homesteads against fire, flood, and storm. For Jenny Carkner of Ellensburg WA, disaster planning involves safeguarding all the dwellings that house the eight million people who live within the American Red Cross Northwest Region.    A veteran of more than 17 … Continue reading Meet Jenny Carkner – the Region’s new Chief Disaster Officer

How Red Cross Resiliency Training Helps The Region’s Military

The challenges of military life are pretty obvious -- deployment to danger zones, long periods of separation followed by all the issues involved with reconnecting. Add to that the trauma caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need for resiliency training is pretty clear. No surprise that participation in resiliency workshops is at record levels, according to Jason Matheney, SAF Program Director for the Red Cross Northwest Region.

How Wells Fargo supports the Red Cross mission

By Gordon Williams  Wells Fargo's Colm Boer and a group of volunteers, photographed in 2019 When water from rain-swollen rivers flooded much of Northwest Washington in November 2021, the American Red Cross came to the assistance of inundated communities, while Wells Fargo came to the assistance of the Red Cross. Continuing a long-standing commitment to charitable … Continue reading How Wells Fargo supports the Red Cross mission