WANTED: Volunteers in Grays Harbor County

Step up to help Grays Harbor County respond! By Mark Walker, Red Cross Volunteer Mike Michener, at the scene of the DuPont train derailment in 2017. Michener is one of just a very few volunteers based in Grays Harbor County, where he hopes to recruit reinforcements from the local community. The pulse of the American … Continue reading WANTED: Volunteers in Grays Harbor County

Pasco Fire Department Red-Hot

By MARK WALKER The Pasco Fire Department is blazing a trail across south-central Washington with life-saving smoke alarms provided by the American Red Cross. Crews respond to every call for service not only with firefighting and emergency medical supplies, but also carry smoke alarms available through the Red Cross Sound the Alarm Campaign. Whenever appropriate to … Continue reading Pasco Fire Department Red-Hot

Support for Red Cross comes Full Circle

By Mark Walker - Red Cross volunteer, Bainbridge Island, WA When fire struck the home of Wenatchee's Savannah Melton last fall, the Red Cross was immediately there to help. Melton was already more familiar with the organization than most. Her employer, Circle K, and its employees have been longtime friends and supporters of the American … Continue reading Support for Red Cross comes Full Circle

Meet “Java” Horn: The Air Force General on the Red Cross Board

By Gordon Williams Edited by Nancy Waddell Air Force Brigadier General Jeremy (Java) Horn is obviously a man who likes to keep busy. His day job is commanding the two-thousand-and-some men and women in the three units that make up the Washington Air National Guard. But Horn also finds time to serve on the board … Continue reading Meet “Java” Horn: The Air Force General on the Red Cross Board

How Installing Smoke Alarms became a Family Tradition

By Gordon Williams Edited by Colin Downey Every family has its traditions - the special things that members do that set the family apart and bind it together. A fast-growing tradition for the Muszkiewicz family of Mukilteo, WA is saving lives by installing smoke alarms in homes that lack them. That’s why father Rob Muszkiewicz … Continue reading How Installing Smoke Alarms became a Family Tradition

Why Snohomish County Sets the Pace in Smoke Alarms

By Gordon Williams Officially the Red Cross Sound the Alarm campaign starts April 28 with the ambitious goal of installing 100,000 smoke alarms nationwide in homes that lack them. At the Red Cross chapter serving Snohomish County, however, April 28 is likely to seem just another working day. Volunteers there make installing smoke alarms a … Continue reading Why Snohomish County Sets the Pace in Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms installed by Red Cross comfort Everett family

By Dale Steinke Edited by Nancy Waddell Early one evening during a family gathering of more than a dozen people in Everett, the Hoffman family started a fire in a basement wood-burning stove to heat their home. “All of a sudden I had someone knocking at my door saying my chimney was on fire,” Linda … Continue reading Smoke alarms installed by Red Cross comfort Everett family

Why Tony Hillman Volunteers at the Red Cross — and Elsewhere, too

By Gordon Williams Just over 40,000 people live in Bremerton, WA, and Red Cross volunteer Tony Hillman may very well be the busiest of them all. Day job for Hillman, who is an accountant, is controller for Habitat for Humanity of Kitsap County. As a volunteer at the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas (KOP) Red Cross … Continue reading Why Tony Hillman Volunteers at the Red Cross — and Elsewhere, too