How Veteran Eddie Ramos uses his Military skills to serve the Red Cross

After 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, Eddie Ramos is working toward a career in Human Resources while gaining experience as a Red Cross volunteer. By Gordon Williams  When Eddie Ramos of DuPont WA volunteered for the American Red Cross in April of 2021, he wove another strand in the ties that bind the … Continue reading How Veteran Eddie Ramos uses his Military skills to serve the Red Cross

Meet Joe Lusignan – a very busy Red Cross Volunteer and Veteran

Joe Lusignan, courtesy NBC Right Now, acting as a spokesperson for the Red Cross. By Gordon Williams  Joe Lusignan of Kennewick WA says he found himself “unexpectedly unemployed and with time on my hands” after losing the 2020 election for Benton County commissioner (by all of 47 votes). Wife Evelyn suggested he find some place … Continue reading Meet Joe Lusignan – a very busy Red Cross Volunteer and Veteran

Four paws. Two handlers. One mission. How our furry friends are serving the Red Cross in the Northwest Region

By Abby Lutz When he’s not working, Teddy Jenkins is ‘just a regular dog’ according to his owners. Teddy enjoys belly scratches, swimming and playing with his favorite red ball. But he knows when his work bag comes out and his bandana goes on, it’s time to get to work.  Teddy is a five-and-a-half-year-old yellow … Continue reading Four paws. Two handlers. One mission. How our furry friends are serving the Red Cross in the Northwest Region

The wartime tales of Red Cross Donut Dollies

By Gordon Williams  1945. Italy. Looking down on a long line of men getting hot doughnuts from an American Red Cross Clubmobile unit, near the Fifth Army front. Photo by Ollie AtkinsOctober 10, 1945. Maryville, France. American Red Cross club girls Juanita Morrow and Wilhemina Barrow, from New York City, serve troops of the 27th … Continue reading The wartime tales of Red Cross Donut Dollies

Red Cross blood drives return to Fairchild AFB

By Gordon Williams  The American Red Cross — striving to provide a supply of human blood to match the relentless demand — keeps opening new doors in the search for donors.  Red Cross blood drive at Fairchild AFB, April 2021 That’s why, for two days in early April, Red Cross crews collected blood at Fairchild … Continue reading Red Cross blood drives return to Fairchild AFB

April features salute to military children

By Mark Walker  Lacie Clark is all too familiar with the challenges faced by children of active-duty members of the military.  Clark and her husband, U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Jacob Clark, recently returned to Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane following a deployment to England.   The couple and their children have also spent … Continue reading April features salute to military children

How Red Cross brings cheer to Walla Walla veterans

The granddaughters of a Red Cross volunteer participate in a "window visit" at the Walla Walla VA, February 2021 By Gordon Williams         The monthly “window visits” by Red Cross volunteers to residents of the Veterans Home in Walla Walla WA have grown into something special. Yet as explained by volunteer Carolyne Meagher, who leads the … Continue reading How Red Cross brings cheer to Walla Walla veterans

How Karene Gibbs and her sewing machine support the Red Cross

By Gordon Williams  Red Cross workers make use of many devices in carrying out their humanitarian mission--from emergency response vehicles to home smoke alarms to water safety gear. For volunteer Karene Gibbs of Walla Walla WA, her device of choice recently was a sewing machine.   When Covid-19 first struck, and face masks were in … Continue reading How Karene Gibbs and her sewing machine support the Red Cross

A virtual Red Cross event will offer real help to veterans

By Gordon Williams  Veteran’s Day is always a red-letter day for the American Red Cross. The humanitarian organization has had close ties to the military since battlefield nurse Clara Barton founded it in 1881. A major Red Cross function is Service to the Armed Forces (SAF), which provides assistance to members of the military, active … Continue reading A virtual Red Cross event will offer real help to veterans