Why Dawnmarie Cooper Volunteers

By Dale Steinke Dawnmarie Cooper has always enjoyed helping people through volunteering. Joining the Red Cross has become yet another way for her to support the South Seattle community she has lived in for 30 years. Last fall, shortly after she retired from a career as a Washington State employee, she started taking a wide … Continue reading Why Dawnmarie Cooper Volunteers

Red Cross, Premera & Edmonds C.C. team up to train hundreds in Hands-Only CPR

By Nihit Pokhrel Edited by Nancy Waddell Hands-only cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a technique to provide lifesaving assistance in a cardiac emergency — using nothing but a bystander's own two hands. It is a valuable skill and the inspiration for a recent hands-only CPR training offered free by the American Red Cross and Premera Blue … Continue reading Red Cross, Premera & Edmonds C.C. team up to train hundreds in Hands-Only CPR

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What To Do Before the Fire Department Arrives

By Gordon Williams A simple mistake turned what might have been a routine New York City apartment house fire into a tragedy that took more than a dozen lives. Finding her kitchen in flames, a woman grabbed her children and fled her apartment – leaving the front door wide open. That let the flames spread … Continue reading What To Do Before the Fire Department Arrives

Why I Volunteer: Tyler Willis

I volunteer with American Red Cross because of its reputation and the services offered.  It's a great organization that allows volunteers to give back to their local communities, to their country, and beyond.  Once I obtain my RN license I plan to deploy with health services for future disaster relief operations.   I currently have … Continue reading Why I Volunteer: Tyler Willis

UW student nurses teach emergency preparedness, boost their skills

By Dale Steinke Edited by Nancy Waddell Nine students from the University of Washington School of Nursing spent this fall in their community health nursing clinical rotation helping Snohomish County kids and adults be more prepared for emergencies. In the process, they built up critical knowledge they’ll need once they become nurses. “When students only … Continue reading UW student nurses teach emergency preparedness, boost their skills

What Drives Red Cross Volunteers to Help those in Need

EDITORS NOTE: In celebration of "March is Red Cross Month" 2019, we are re-sharing a story that helps to explain the most important aspect of our organization, our volunteers. Why do they do it? What makes them give? One answer: AGENCY. Read on for more... By Gordon Williams Whether it’s aiding the victims of some … Continue reading What Drives Red Cross Volunteers to Help those in Need

Learn Vital Safety Lessons from these Red Cross APPS

By Gordon Williams Edited by Nancy Waddell Would you like your kids to become savvier and safer in the water? There’s an online Red Cross application that can help teach youngsters to swim and track their progress while they learn. There’s another Red Cross app aimed at assisting members of the military and their families, … Continue reading Learn Vital Safety Lessons from these Red Cross APPS

Keep pets healthy when it’s smoky outside

Originally posted in August of 2017, the story is even more relevant today. Photo credit: Jen Blackwood, Seattle WA, September 14, 2020 By Gordon Williams We certainly love our pets: How else to explain why Americans own an estimated 78 million dogs and 86 million cats. Because you do love your pets, and want to … Continue reading Keep pets healthy when it’s smoky outside