Jacqui Callinan was listening to Seattle, WA-based radio station, KEXP, when she heard a public service announcement about the need for blood. So did every other listener that day, but not everyone took action. Why did Jacqui? Here's what she had to say: Jacqui Callinan made an appointment to donate blood after hearing an appeal … Continue reading Why I donate blood: Jacqui Callinan
By Gordon Williams Screen shot from Alaska Airlines website What could be better for the American Red Cross, and those who benefit from its services, than a corporate partner whose donations support the organization’s humanitarian work? How about a corporate donor that not only gives money but helps transport Red Cross workers to where they … Continue reading How contributions from Alaska Airlines support the Red Cross
There’s no other way to say it: Darci Teel has a passion. It’s her job. It’s her personal story. It’s her Red Cross contribution. Darci’s passion is safety.
By: Cara Elzie (she/her/hers) American Red Cross Northwest Region International Humanitarian Law Youth Action Campaign (Red Cross) For more information about IHL visit: https://www.redcross.org/humanityinwar/international-humanitarian-law-youth-action-campaign.html This work was produced and originally published as part of an American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law essay and art competition. Cara Elzie is a volunteer in the Northwest Region and … Continue reading The Preservation of Cultural Property is the Preservation of Humanity
Thinking about donating blood? Here's what Arlington, WA resident Naomi Glover had to say after a recent experience. What motivated you to donate blood? "My mom. Just seeing how excited she was when she would come home after donating was inspiring."What advice would you give other potential donors?"Just Do It. It seems like such a … Continue reading Why I donate blood: Naomi Glover
At age 44, after years of working in music and politics, Mario Brown has joined the American Red Cross Northwest Region as the new chapter executive serving Northwest Washington. The shift comes at a time in his life when he says he knew he was done working in politics and “too old to be a Rockstar.” But if you ask him about his role, you will quickly find that for him, it’s much more than just a new career. In fact, after just a few weeks on the job, Mario calls the Red Cross his home.
Under Jason’s leadership, SAF supports service members, active and retired, and their families in a dozen different ways. With 11 military bases in the region (Washington and Northern Idaho) and scads of retired veterans, there are always those in need of all the help SAF can provide.
By Gordon Williams Many of us are familiar with the critical, life-saving work of the American Red Cross. We know that when their dedicated staff and volunteers arrive in their red vests, support is within reach and recovery doesn’t have to be done alone. But how does the Red Cross create impact for those experiencing … Continue reading A partnership that runs deep: PEMCO Insurance and the American Red Cross
In the United States, an estimated 100,000 people have sickle cell disease, and the majority of those people are of African descent. The disease causes red blood cells to harden, which can then get caught in blood vessels and cause serious complications and severe pain.
By Gordon Williams All along the Pacific Coast, mid-June is time for CR22--this year’s version of the disaster drill known as Cascadia Rising. Emergency managers from California to Alaska--including disaster response experts from the American Red Cross--are using the drill to revise and refine how they would react to the event widely described as “The Big … Continue reading How the Red Cross is preparing for The Big One