“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.

Saluting the memory of volunteer Carl Robert “Poppy” Johnson

Carl Johnson was recognized as the 2019 Volunteer of the Year by our Service to the Armed Forces team. By Gordon Williams  One reason why the Northwest Region of the American Red Cross publishes this blog is to honor the volunteers who serve the organization. More than 90 percent of all Red Cross workers — … Continue reading Saluting the memory of volunteer Carl Robert “Poppy” Johnson

Five Red Cross volunteers win Presidential Service Awards

By Gordon Williams  It takes scads of volunteers, working long hours, for the American Red Cross to carry out its Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) mission of aiding members of the military and their families.  Recently, the Red Cross saluted those SAF volunteers by presenting more than 200 of them with the President’s Volunteer … Continue reading Five Red Cross volunteers win Presidential Service Awards

Why the Red Cross wants you to “Resolve to Volunteer”

By Gordon Williams  If you are into making resolutions around this time of year, here’s a suggestion from the American Red Cross that deserves your attention... “Resolve to Volunteer and Help Those in Need in 2022,” says a message from the Red Cross.  Most Red Cross workers are volunteers — handling tasks that range from aiding … Continue reading Why the Red Cross wants you to “Resolve to Volunteer”