Veteran comes full circle with the Red Cross

By Emily Thornton He’s not sure whether he would’ve ended up working for the Red Cross had an emergency communication not come while deployed in the Middle East. But Aaron Slattery, who now is an Service to the Armed Forces AmeriCorps member for the Red Cross, said he can’t think of a better position. It’s … Continue reading Veteran comes full circle with the Red Cross

Story of Service: Sidney Helsten

By Sidney Helsten, AmeriCorps The halfway mark of my AmeriCorps service! The last 5 months have been filled with endless opportunities to grow professionally and personally. We are given the freedom to use our creativity and the responsibility to develop programs. Our site staff and supervisors encourage us to become involved in programs and lead … Continue reading Story of Service: Sidney Helsten

Story of Service: Lauren Snow

Lauren Snow, AmeriCorps From my first day serving as an AmeriCorps member at the American Red Cross at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, I have been able to play a hands-on role in program development and management for services that are offered to military service members, veterans, and their families. One of these services includes our outreach … Continue reading Story of Service: Lauren Snow

Lacey Shoemaker: volunteer turned employee and back again

By Emily Thornton, Red Cross volunteer Lacey Shoemaker will take 11 years of Red Cross experience to a new role with Wisconsin Emergency Management. She answered the phone in the middle of the night on Sept. 23, 2016, and thus began a deployment of American Red Cross workers to the Cascade Mall shooting. “As soon … Continue reading Lacey Shoemaker: volunteer turned employee and back again

Native American Heritage Month: Meet Lauren Snow

By Mark Walker This Native American Heritage Month, we’re highlighting those who play a pivotal role in helping the American Red Cross accomplish its humanitarian mission every day. This week, we’d like to highlight Lauren Snow, an AmeriCorps Member with Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) and a proud member of the Chickasaw … Continue reading Native American Heritage Month: Meet Lauren Snow

Helping Military Families while Loved Ones are Away

By Amy McCray   Military deployment is stressful for all involved and the absence of a parent can be especially difficult for young children.  The Flat Daddies and Flat Mommies program helps to alleviate some of that stress by producing life-size, from-the-waste-up photos of parents who are actively serving overseas.  These photos help younger children and families cope with the emotional strain of … Continue reading Helping Military Families while Loved Ones are Away

How Cody Campbell Manages the Red Cross Response in 7 WA Counties

By Gordon Williams When his phone rings in the middle of the night, Cody Campbell of Kennewick, WA can be pretty sure before he answers the call that a wildfire is burning somewhere not far off. Cody is Disaster Program Manager for the Central and Southeastern Washington Chapter of the American Red Cross, based in … Continue reading How Cody Campbell Manages the Red Cross Response in 7 WA Counties