New Partnership Grows from Ashes

Hand in Hand

By: Anna Hiatt

Edited by: Nancy Waddell


On December 31, 2015, a catastrophic apartment fire broke out in South Everett in an older, World War II era building. One person died and 15 were injured, but many more were left in need of help.

The Red Cross responded to the Casino Road fire, but so did another organization called Hand in Hand. Their mission is to help children in the foster care system and low-income families in the greater Snohomish County region. Since that night, the Red Cross and Hand in Hand have maintained contact and continued to partner on efforts to support the local community. Continue reading

The Evolution of Red Crosser Kelli Thode

Kelli Thode

By: Anna Hiatt

Edited by: Nancy Waddell

Photos by: Nashika Stanbro


As the Disaster Action Team (DAT) Coordinator for the Red Cross Serving Snohomish County, volunteer Kelli Thode has first-hand knowledge of the motto “Sleeves up, hearts open, all in!” Continue reading

Enriching the Education of Student Nurses

Nursing students group shot

By: Dale Steinke

Edited by: Betsy Robertson

Photos by: Tina Piaskowski

Using the power of music to heal veterans, a group of Gonzaga seniors are getting unique career experience through a 10-week Red Cross student nursing program. Continue reading

Seeking Applications for 2017-2018 AmeriCorps team members!

Americorps collage

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

“I Get So Much More Than I Could Give.”


By Cassylee Mead

Edited by Nancy Waddell

“I cried every single day, but I went back,” Dolores Anderson (Dee) said as she choked back tears. The Red Cross volunteer from Snohomish County was talking about the Washington Landslide that rocked Oso and the surrounding communities to their core. Dee has been to North Carolina, California and Eastern Washington on national deployments. However, the Washington Landslide was the disaster that affected her the most in her four years as a volunteer. 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