Why MaryKate Hamilton gives back to the Red Cross

By Gordon Williams  MaryKate Hamilton Ask the typical volunteer how they first came in contact with the Red Cross and most often they’ll mention a blood drive or a first aid class. But MaryKate Hamilton of Spokane WA, a volunteer with the Red Cross Greater Inland Northwest Chapter, tells a very different story.  MaryKate was a young mother … Continue reading Why MaryKate Hamilton gives back to the Red Cross

Washington couple saved by smoke alarms

By Emily Thornton Kathleen Dilworth with Westport Fire Chief Dennis Benn and Battalion Chief Daryl Brown She said she awoke to the sound of a smoke alarm and fumes filling her 1930s-era home in Grayland near the Washington coastline. But as Kathleen Dilworth moved toward the back door to escape, she realized her husband, James, … Continue reading Washington couple saved by smoke alarms

Why Jackie Hershey volunteers to Sound the Alarm

By Gordon Williams Jackie Hershey gets a round of applause on her way to install smoke alarms in Seattle, 2019 Each time Jackie Hershey of Bellevue, Wash. heads out the door on behalf of the American Red Cross, she personifies two of the basic principles that guide the organization. First of all, she is a … Continue reading Why Jackie Hershey volunteers to Sound the Alarm

Drake Walters knows first-hand why smoke alarms are life-savers

By Gordon Williams On one level, Drake Walters of Suquamish, Washington is just one of the thousands of individuals across the United States who install smoke alarms as part of the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign (HFC). Drake is a volunteer in the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas Chapter of the Red Cross, headquartered in … Continue reading Drake Walters knows first-hand why smoke alarms are life-savers

Snohomish County Board Member Eric Conley makes time for the community

By Gordon Williams A top priority for any Red Cross chapter is forging strong ties to the community it serves. That is why chapter boards of directors try to draw members who represent every corner of the community. Eric Conley, Fluke Industrial Group President That need to build a diverse board of directors explains why … Continue reading Snohomish County Board Member Eric Conley makes time for the community

Why we install smoke alarms and how you can help

By Gordon Williams This spring, the second annual Red Cross Sound-the-Alarm campaign will lead to 100,000 new smoke alarms being installed in 100 at-risk communities throughout all 50 states. Here in the Northwest Region, three events on April 27, May 4 and May 11 will focus installation efforts on neighborhoods in Everett, Seattle and Tacoma, … Continue reading Why we install smoke alarms and how you can help