Amazon partnership bringing comfort to kids with autism spectrum disorder 

By Kristin Alexander  Staying in an emergency shelter can be overwhelming for anyone. Having just escaped a hurricane, wildfire, flood or other disaster, emotions are high. No matter how well they are run, shelters can be crowded, loud, and lacking the familiar comforts of home. For children with autism spectrum disorder prone to overstimulation, those conditions can be … Continue reading Amazon partnership bringing comfort to kids with autism spectrum disorder 

How Coinstar turns coins into cash for the Red Cross

A Coinstar Kiosk with American Red Cross on the screen, as seen at a Fred Meyer in Bremerton, WA By Gordon Williams  Chances are, you likely have more than a few coins--nickels and dimes or quarters and pennies--jingling in pockets and purses, gathering dust on a dresser or nestled with crumbs and lint under your … Continue reading How Coinstar turns coins into cash for the Red Cross

Why Coffman Engineers’ Timber Chinn joined the Red Cross Tiffany Circle

Timber Chinn is Vice-President of Human Resources at Coffman Engineers and a member of the Red Cross Tiffany Circle By Gordon Williams It takes more than willing volunteers for the American Red Cross to carry out its mission of caring for disaster victims. It takes money to house and feed the victims--and more money to … Continue reading Why Coffman Engineers’ Timber Chinn joined the Red Cross Tiffany Circle

Next Generation Emergency Response Vehicle Brings Boost to Red Cross Disaster Response

By Jennifer Astion  This summer, the Greater Inland Northwest Chapter of the Red Cross will be reaching out to the community with a new Emergency Response Vehicle built specifically for disaster relief missions. Thanks to the generous support of individual donations and a $50,000 gift from BNSF Railway, the chapter will use the new vehicle … Continue reading Next Generation Emergency Response Vehicle Brings Boost to Red Cross Disaster Response

Meet Ron Dettmann and the stars of the Red Cross golf tournament

Ron Dettmann, in his element, in 2019 By Gordon Williams  What could be nicer than spending a summery day on a golf course in scenic Northwest Washington?                  What about spending a summery day on a golf course in scenic Northwest Washington while raising money to support the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross? That … Continue reading Meet Ron Dettmann and the stars of the Red Cross golf tournament

Red Cross continues long partnership with PEMCO Insurance

PEMCO's MJ Vigil sits with students at a safety event in 2018 By Gordon Williams    Every Red Cross chapter has a board of directors, with its members chosen to represent all the diverse elements that make up the community which the chapter serves.   Over the last decade, PEMCO Insurance has shared the expertise of … Continue reading Red Cross continues long partnership with PEMCO Insurance

Packaging the most precious gift – life

By Kristin Alexander The slogan on PAC Worldwide’s website reads, “Protecting The Things People Care AboutTM.” A fitting motto for the Redmond, WA, company, which manufactures packaging materials. In addition to cushioning merchandise sold by e-commerce businesses, its products now safeguard a priceless commodity – human blood collected by the American Red Cross.  John Bartell, Vice President of Sustainability for … Continue reading Packaging the most precious gift – life

Making every penny count: Coinstar donations fund fleet of vehicles

By Kristin Alexander, Red Cross Volunteer Those lucky pennies in your wallet are lifesavers. Since 1998, Coinstar has allowed customers to give their spare change to the Red Cross. Just head to a kiosk at your local grocery store, drop in your nickels and dimes and receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation. All that … Continue reading Making every penny count: Coinstar donations fund fleet of vehicles