Why I Volunteer: Tanya Puente

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Humanitarian at Heart: 

At the age of 15 I went on my first humanitarian trip to Romania; followed by 5 more throughout high school and just after. I found that I had a true passion for humanitarian aid/disaster relief and wanted to  do more of it. Continue reading

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Why I Volunteer: Summer Warfield

Summer-WWhile watching the news during Hurricane Katrina I knew I needed to get involved in some way to help.

Once my kids were a bit older I researched organizations that help during disasters and the Red Cross kept coming up.

The more I read, the more I wanted to join. Continue reading

Why I Volunteer: Wendlamita Ouedraogo

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I am Wendlamita Fatim Ouedraogo.  I am from Burkina Faso, a West African Country.

I enjoy travelling the world to discover new cultures. That is the reason why, after living several years in Europe, I decided to move to the US and have been living here for 2 years now. Continue reading

What Drives Red Cross Volunteers to Help those in Need

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By Gordon Williams

Whether it’s aiding the victims of some far-off disaster or providing vital services to clients closer to home, the Red Cross relies on volunteers.

But what makes someone volunteer — giving their time and often more to help people who are likely total strangers? Volunteering at the Red Cross could mean driving just a few miles to a local office. But it could also mean flying thousands of miles to work under harsh conditions in an area wracked by storm or flood or wildfire. Continue reading

Answering the Call: New Exhibit Commemorates WWI at Red Cross National Headquarters

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January 29, 2013. Washington D.C. American Red Cross National Headquarters Building at 430 17th St. NW. Photo by Jeanette Ortiz-Osorio/American Red Cross

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entrance into World War I and a time of phenomenal growth for the American Red Cross.

This exceptional time in Red Cross history defined and helped create the organization we know today. To commemorate this event, a new exhibit, entitled Answering the Call, the American Red Cross in World War I, is on view at the historic Red Cross National Headquarters building in Washington, DC.

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Help Prepare Communities for and Recover from Disaster: AmeriCorps Members Wanted!

 

 

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in the community? Do you want to gain new skills and experiences? Are you passionate about empowering people to prepare for and recover from disasters and emergencies?  The American Red Cross Northwest Region is seeking enthusiastic individuals to serve as full-time AmeriCorps Team members from October 16, 2017 through August 31, 2018 in the following positions:  Continue reading

Enriching the Education of Student Nurses

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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