For nurse Danielle Jordahl, life is about service to others

By Kristin Alexander Danielle Jordahl Danielle Jordahl understands nurses. She knows all about American Red Cross founder Clara Barton. And she looks up to Florence Nightingale, who influenced the work of the British Red Cross.  The Bellingham nurse and newly minted board member for the Red Cross chapter serving Northwest Washington shares not only her … Continue reading For nurse Danielle Jordahl, life is about service to others

Lacey Shoemaker: volunteer turned employee and back again

By Emily Thornton, Red Cross volunteer Lacey Shoemaker will take 11 years of Red Cross experience to a new role with Wisconsin Emergency Management. She answered the phone in the middle of the night on Sept. 23, 2016, and thus began a deployment of American Red Cross workers to the Cascade Mall shooting. “As soon … Continue reading Lacey Shoemaker: volunteer turned employee and back again

Why I Volunteer: Paul Gazdik

Early in my career as Brown County Emergency Management Coordinator, I regularly worked with my local Red Cross office in Green Bay, Wisconsin. During times of crisis, which usually occur in the middle of the night, I could always depend on the Red Cross to mobilize volunteers at a moment's notice. The Disaster Program Manager … Continue reading Why I Volunteer: Paul Gazdik

Why Nicole Imbriaco Volunteers

By Gordon Williams When Nicole Imbriaco and her mother, Marci, leave their Sammamish, WA home for an evening out, they are more likely to drive to a house that is on fire than to a movie or a mall. Marci Imbriaco has been responding to home fires and other disasters for the past seven years … Continue reading Why Nicole Imbriaco Volunteers

A  3,000-Mile Journey to Help the Victims of Irma

By Gordon Williams It was 9:30 on a Monday night--barely 48 hours after Hurricane Irma ravaged Florida--when the phone rang in the Everson, WA home of Dale and Audrey Snapper. Everson is only a few miles from Bellingham--headquarters of the  Northwest Washington chapter of the American Red Cross. Would the Snappers be willing to drive … Continue reading A  3,000-Mile Journey to Help the Victims of Irma

BP Executive Q&A: Why do you support the American Red Cross?

By: Annie Sorich Our Northwest Washington chapter is gearing up for its 23rd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser, to be held June 23 in Bellingham. The BP Cherry Point refinery, where I work as a Pricing Analyst, is the tournament’s presenting sponsor. It was actually through my work at BP that I became a Red Cross volunteer, … Continue reading BP Executive Q&A: Why do you support the American Red Cross?