Photo courtesy: Armando Mejia via LinkedIn By Gordon Williams If responding to disasters is all you think about when you think about the American Red Cross, you are overlooking one of the organization’s most important functions — Service to the Armed Forces (SAF). Each year the Red Cross provides assistance to an average of 150,000 … Continue reading How Boeing supports Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces
Service After Service: Spokane Veteran Chet Roshetko
By Gordon Williams It’s no coincidence that Chet Roshetko will spend this Veterans Day serving as a board member for the American Red Cross Greater Inland and Northwest Chapter, in Spokane. Chet is a military veteran, having served 27 ½ years in the Air Force. The fact that his chapter’s board traditionally has a member … Continue reading Service After Service: Spokane Veteran Chet Roshetko
The Preservation of Cultural Property is the Preservation of Humanity
By: Cara Elzie (she/her/hers) American Red Cross Northwest Region International Humanitarian Law Youth Action Campaign (Red Cross) For more information about IHL visit: https://www.redcross.org/humanityinwar/international-humanitarian-law-youth-action-campaign.html This work was produced and originally published as part of an American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law essay and art competition. Cara Elzie is a volunteer in the Northwest Region and … Continue reading The Preservation of Cultural Property is the Preservation of Humanity
How Jason Matheney, Who Came From The Military, Serves The Military
Under Jason’s leadership, SAF supports service members, active and retired, and their families in a dozen different ways. With 11 military bases in the region (Washington and Northern Idaho) and scads of retired veterans, there are always those in need of all the help SAF can provide.
Mental Health and the Military: How Red Cross Volunteers are Serving Those who Serve
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It's also Military Appreciation Month, and the Red Cross is strongly committed to both supporting mental health and supporting members of the Armed Forces and their families. Combining the two, the Red Cross trains licensed mental health professionals to volunteer and provide support to members of the military, veterans and their families.
How Red Cross Resiliency Training Helps The Region’s Military
The challenges of military life are pretty obvious -- deployment to danger zones, long periods of separation followed by all the issues involved with reconnecting. Add to that the trauma caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need for resiliency training is pretty clear. No surprise that participation in resiliency workshops is at record levels, according to Jason Matheney, SAF Program Director for the Red Cross Northwest Region.
Saluting the memory of volunteer Carl Robert “Poppy” Johnson
Carl Johnson was recognized as the 2019 Volunteer of the Year by our Service to the Armed Forces team. By Gordon Williams One reason why the Northwest Region of the American Red Cross publishes this blog is to honor the volunteers who serve the organization. More than 90 percent of all Red Cross workers — … Continue reading Saluting the memory of volunteer Carl Robert “Poppy” Johnson
Five Red Cross volunteers win Presidential Service Awards
By Gordon Williams It takes scads of volunteers, working long hours, for the American Red Cross to carry out its Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) mission of aiding members of the military and their families. Recently, the Red Cross saluted those SAF volunteers by presenting more than 200 of them with the President’s Volunteer … Continue reading Five Red Cross volunteers win Presidential Service Awards
A potentially life-saving skill: JBLM-Red Cross partnership provides CPR training to members of the military community
“The whole reason why we wanted to offer these [trainings] to the military community is to give them the convenience of getting or maintaining their certifications,” said Christie Merrill with Red Cross Training Services.
Holidays for Heroes in Washington State
By Jennifer Astion CSEW Board member Brian Opitz showing 100 holiday cards and cookie packages that will be delivered to local veterans in the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla. Holidays for Heroes is a year-round program the American Red Cross offers in many regions across the country to recognize the courage and sacrifice made by members … Continue reading Holidays for Heroes in Washington State