A pre-planned visit to see family and friends in Puerto Rico in 2017 put me on the island in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Maria. There was so much work to be done and so many people to help. I needed to find an organization that would allow me to contribute to the recovery of a … Continue reading Why I Volunteer: Juan Silva
EDITORS NOTE: In celebration of "March is Red Cross Month" 2019, we are re-sharing a story that helps to explain the most important aspect of our organization, our volunteers. Why do they do it? What makes them give? One answer: AGENCY. Read on for more... By Gordon Williams Whether it’s aiding the victims of some … Continue reading What Drives Red Cross Volunteers to Help those in Need
By Gordon Williams Edited by Nancy Waddell Would you like your kids to become savvier and safer in the water? There’s an online Red Cross application that can help teach youngsters to swim and track their progress while they learn. There’s another Red Cross app aimed at assisting members of the military and their families, … Continue reading Learn Vital Safety Lessons from these Red Cross APPS
By Gordon Williams When Red Cross volunteer Mauri Shuler of Olympia, WA deployed to the California wildfires last month, she found much about the experience old and familiar but some of it new and challenging. Flying into a disaster scene is nothing new for Mauri. She did it many times in her years … Continue reading Why Deployment Was Different for This Volunteer
The Red Cross, Premera Blue Cross, Edmonds Community College, and a handful of enthusiastic students bring CPR training to Snohomish County.
Red Cross works Hand in Hand with service organizations to better support local communities.
The need to learn CPR and First Aid crosses community and cultures.