Help Prepare Communities for and Recover from Disaster: AmeriCorps Members Wanted!

The American Red Cross is looking for people to make a meaningful difference in our Northwest community!

AmeriCorps is a great opportunity to serve your community, build professional skills and develop your network in a positive setting.

Applications are now being accepted for 9 AmeriCorps positions: (descriptions below) Continue reading

Inspiring Families to be Safe

By Kristi Sanders

Photos by: Lucia Scordamaglia

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As an AmeriCorps member of the American Red Cross, my role is focused primarily on teaching kids and adults about Disaster and Home Fire Preparedness. So when presented with an invitation to participate in the annual King County Fire & Life Safety Association’s Kids Safety Day, my answer was an enthusiastic, yes! Continue reading

Seeking Applications for 2017-2018 AmeriCorps team members!

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The American Red Cross is currently accepting applications for our 2017-2018 AmeriCorps team throughout the Northwest Region!  AmeriCorps is a great opportunity to serve your community, build professional skills and develop your network in a positive setting. Continue reading

“One Shares Food, not Words.” 

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By Amanda Baker

It was one of the largest regional home fires of the year. On a Tuesday afternoon in September, fire swept through a large complex in Delridge, Seattle – the Lam Bow Apartments. Residents of 19 units watched their homes and most of their possessions destroyed within a few hours. In total, 46 individuals were displaced. The Red Cross quickly opened a shelter at the Delridge Community Center and sent the call out for volunteers. As a new AmeriCorps volunteer, I was eager to help and signed up for an eight-hour shift.   Continue reading

Service in Honor of MLK Jr. Day

By Kristen Vodak

Photo: Anna Kultin

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Teams of volunteers and firefighters went door-to-door in neighborhoods throughout Covington and Carnation as part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign Martin Luther King Jr. Day initiative. The goal for the day of service was to educate residents about fire safety and to encourage individuals to take preventive fire safety measures. Continue reading