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
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.
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
“Manny has a heart of service and through his consulting business and military background, I knew he would offer significant value,” says Dan. “When you speak with Manny, you immediately notice (even on video) how he listens to you.”
I’ve always enjoyed volunteering in my community and was looking for a new opportunity. To be honest, the Red Cross wasn’t the first organization that came to mind. But in December 2021, I visited Kentucky, very near where the tornados hit. (I live in Seattle where we don’t have tornadoes and have no understanding of the … Continue reading Why I Volunteer: Kathy Humphrey
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
By Gordon Williams Responding to help a disaster victim in Bellingham, WA March is American Red Cross Month — first proclaimed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1943 and just reaffirmed by President Joe Biden. And while you can observe the occasion by donating money or blood, you could do the greatest good by becoming … Continue reading Now is the right time to become a Red Cross volunteer
I first became a Red Cross Volunteer in 2009 while living in Mexico. I was part of the Cruz Roja Mexicana Medical Team for 3 years while completing my education. In 2016, I moved to the United States. In 2018, when I moved to Washington State, I looked into joining the organization again. Today … Continue reading Why I Volunteer: Dianna Salas
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.