These Maps Sharpen our Hurricane Response


By Gordon Williams

The value of a map lays in its ability to deliver heaps of information to the user with just a glance: Distance, terrain, points of interest, population density and what the surrounding countryside is like. Continue reading


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



Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in the community? Do you want to gain new skills and experiences? Are you passionate about empowering people to prepare for and recover from disasters and emergencies?  The American Red Cross Northwest Region is seeking enthusiastic individuals to serve as full-time AmeriCorps Team members from October 16, 2017 through August 31, 2018 in the following positions:  Continue reading

Inspiring Families to be Safe

By Kristi Sanders

Photos by: Lucia Scordamaglia


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.” 


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