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

Mental Health and the Military: How Red Cross Volunteers are Serving Those who Serve

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It's also Military Appreciation Month, and the Red Cross is strongly committed to both supporting mental health and supporting members of the Armed Forces and their families. Combining the two, the Red Cross trains licensed mental health professionals to volunteer and provide support to members of the military, veterans and their families. 

Stepping in Where Needed: These new Red Cross Volunteers Help Fill an Essential Position in Walla Walla

Dana (left) and Crystal (right) are two of our newest volunteers in Walla Walla, Washington By Gordon Williams  One of the many things Dana Evans does in Walla Walla WA is serve as president of the local chapter of the Exchange Club — a national service organization. Dana was presiding over an Exchange Club luncheon recently when … Continue reading Stepping in Where Needed: These new Red Cross Volunteers Help Fill an Essential Position in Walla Walla

“A chance to leave the world a little better”: Why Aaron and Deb Hayes became Red Cross Volunteers

By Evan Peper Three rivers threatened to overflow, farms and homes flooded, even I-5 itself was in danger of falling underwater -- Lewis County was hit hard by torrential rains that took place at the start of 2022. Acts of heroism always arise with natural disasters, as evidenced by the 20+ water rescues needed by … Continue reading “A chance to leave the world a little better”: Why Aaron and Deb Hayes became Red Cross Volunteers

Two sisters, one mission. Why Betsy and Ginny volunteer.

Betsy Wittohn (left) recruited her own sister Ginny Bear (right) to become a Red Cross volunteer Why I Volunteer: Betsy Wittohn  I started volunteering in October 2017, after the Tubbs Fire tore through Santa Rosa, CA, where I live. It burned 5,000 homes, but thankfully, not ours.    My husband, Andy, and I saw that Red … Continue reading Two sisters, one mission. Why Betsy and Ginny volunteer.