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!

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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

The Healing Power of Music


By Anna Kultin

Photo by Eric Braddy

You can see the transformation: in their animated faces, their awareness of their surroundings, and even in their body language. They are smiling, tapping their feet and bobbing their heads to the music, eyes half-closed. These veterans are being healed by a personalized music soundtrack, effectively a musical therapy being delivered via their headphones. Continue reading

Bon Appetite! Lunch is served for residents of the Spokane Veterans Home


By Jessica English

Photos by Heather Freeman

Once a month, Red Cross volunteers gather at the Spokane Veterans Home with one goal – to feed and visit with the veterans. An event that everyone looks forward to, Red Cross volunteers serve up BBQ food and take time out of their days to visit with the men and woman that fought for our country. It’s a few hours out of everyone’s month that creates a sense of unity – between young and old, men and women, veterans and volunteers. This event allows the Red Cross to continue to give back to these brave men and women in a small way, and hopefully, to brighten their days.

This event, and all the work the Red Cross does for our veterans, is the perfect opportunity to spread that gratitude year round.

If you’re interested in volunteering with our veterans at the Red Cross, go to this link to learn more and sign up today! http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer