How the Red Cross staffs disaster deployment teams

By Gordon Williams Based on the latest count, more than two dozen Red Cross Northwest Region volunteers provided emergency assistance to victims of the most recent California wildfires. It was the region’s Workforce Engagement Team that ensured volunteers were trained and ready to deploy when the Red Cross was needed. Anne Ricciardi, Disaster Cycle Services … Continue reading How the Red Cross staffs disaster deployment teams

Why Sarah Jacob is Heading to East Africa

By Gordon Williams It’s not unusual for Red Cross workers and volunteers to leave home and fly to some distant location—to fires in California or a hurricane in the Carolinas. When Sarah Jacob flies to a distant location early in January, she will be traveling to a place few Red Cross workers have ever gone—the … Continue reading Why Sarah Jacob is Heading to East Africa