There’s no other way to say it: Darci Teel has a passion. It’s her job. It’s her personal story. It’s her Red Cross contribution. Darci’s passion is safety.
By Gordon Williams Red Cross volunteer, Steve Hatfield, while on deployment in Puerto Rico If you are pressed for time, don’t ask Steve Hatfield of Centralia WA to list all the things he has done for the American Red Cross in his nearly two decades as a Red Cross staffer and volunteer. The list runs … Continue reading The many ways Steve Hatfield serves 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
Working smoke alarms can save lives, which is why the Red Cross launched its Home Fire Campaign in 2014 — to reduce home fire deaths by installing alarms in homes that lack them.
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
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
By Gordon Williams Tom Arnold and Craig Lee accept an award from Kris Pitcher When an individual joins a local American Red Cross board, it strengthens his or her ties to the community and earns praise for their organization as a good corporate citizen. The Red Cross chapter, in turn, gains new useful skills, an … Continue reading Coffman Engineers joins Sound the Alarm campaign
By Gordon Williams Just imagine it is the middle of the night and you are sleeping. You are suddenly awakened by the beeping of your smoke alarm, and there is the smell of smoke in the air. Somewhere in your home something is burning, and you and your family must get out and get out … Continue reading How to escape if your home catches fire
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
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