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
“The fact that you are helping someone have a better quality of life is so rewarding,” said Carol. One act of donating can help with someone’s ongoing treatment or play a critical role in saving their life.
“Manny has a heart of service and through his consulting business and military background, I knew he would offer significant value,” says Dan. “When you speak with Manny, you immediately notice (even on video) how he listens to you.”
“Emergencies happen every day,” says Michele Roth, executive director of the Red Cross Central and Southeastern Washington chapter, headquartered in Kennewick. “Red Cross training can prepare you to act confidently during these events and save lives.”
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By Gordon Williams Keith Freier’s journey toward becoming a champion of Red Cross blood drives began one day a few years ago when he found himself sprawled on the floor, unable to move. He had experienced back pain before, but this was something new. Diagnosis showed he had bone marrow cancer which had made his bones … Continue reading How Keith Freier thanks the blood donors who saved his life
I’ve always enjoyed volunteering in my community and was looking for a new opportunity. To be honest, the Red Cross wasn’t the first organization that came to mind. But in December 2021, I visited Kentucky, very near where the tornados hit. (I live in Seattle where we don’t have tornadoes and have no understanding of the … Continue reading Why I Volunteer: Kathy Humphrey
By Evan Peper Three rivers threatened to overflow, farms and homes flooded, even I-5 itself was in danger of falling underwater -- Lewis County was hit hard by torrential rains that took place at the start of 2022. Acts of heroism always arise with natural disasters, as evidenced by the 20+ water rescues needed by … Continue reading “A chance to leave the world a little better”: Why Aaron and Deb Hayes became Red Cross Volunteers
By Gordon Williams Responding to help a disaster victim in Bellingham, WA March is American Red Cross Month — first proclaimed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1943 and just reaffirmed by President Joe Biden. And while you can observe the occasion by donating money or blood, you could do the greatest good by becoming … Continue reading Now is the right time to become a Red Cross volunteer
I first became a Red Cross Volunteer in 2009 while living in Mexico. I was part of the Cruz Roja Mexicana Medical Team for 3 years while completing my education. In 2016, I moved to the United States. In 2018, when I moved to Washington State, I looked into joining the organization again. Today … Continue reading Why I Volunteer: Dianna Salas