Dan Wirth takes on a challenging new Red Cross role

By Gordon Williams OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Employees and volunteers come to the American Red Cross from many diverse backgrounds. Even so, Dan Wirth, the new chapter executive director serving South Puget Sound and Olympics, is surely the only one to have managed a youth soccer program in the West African island nation of Equatorial Guinea. … Continue reading Dan Wirth takes on a challenging new Red Cross role

Building Stronger Bonds with our Military Community

By Gordon Williams A Red Cross Chapter is only as strong as its support from the community it serves. That’s why Red Cross chapters in Bremerton, Everett and Tacoma recently held evening events aimed at building and strengthening bonds with leaders of their communities. “The purpose of the meeting was to raise community awareness of … Continue reading Building Stronger Bonds with our Military Community

Why Tony Hillman Volunteers at the Red Cross — and Elsewhere, too

By Gordon Williams Just over 40,000 people live in Bremerton, WA, and Red Cross volunteer Tony Hillman may very well be the busiest of them all. Day job for Hillman, who is an accountant, is controller for Habitat for Humanity of Kitsap County. As a volunteer at the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas (KOP) Red Cross … Continue reading Why Tony Hillman Volunteers at the Red Cross — and Elsewhere, too

A Leader in Diversity joins Increasingly Diverse Red Cross

By Gordon Williams The Red Cross, worldwide, operates on the foundation of seven fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. While each of the seven has an important point to make, one central theme lies at the heart of all of them — the Red Cross is committed to providing its … Continue reading A Leader in Diversity joins Increasingly Diverse Red Cross

The Many Benefits from KOP’s Working Party

By Gordon Williams Photos by Gordon Williams Most times, a gathering of Red Cross volunteers and staffers would mean a disaster somewhere, with people in urgent need of assistance. But when more than a dozen volunteers and staff members gathered at the Bremerton office of the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas Chapter on a sunny mid-July morning, … Continue reading The Many Benefits from KOP’s Working Party

Help Prepare Communities for and Recover from Disaster: AmeriCorps Members Wanted!

    Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in the community? Do you want to gain new skills and experiences? Are you passionate about empowering people to prepare for and recover from disasters and emergencies?  The American Red Cross Northwest Region is seeking enthusiastic individuals to serve as full-time AmeriCorps … Continue reading Help Prepare Communities for and Recover from Disaster: AmeriCorps Members Wanted!