By Emily Thornton In September 2020, LinkedIn ranked the American Red Cross as the organization with the highest number of monthly volunteers. This year, the Red Cross has seen an increase of 20 percent in new volunteer applications and almost 30% of Red Cross volunteers are ages 25 to 49. Red Cross volunteer Katelyn Hinkin … Continue reading Young Volunteers Bring their Skills to the Red Cross
Tracy Sheehy’s Whirlwind Trip from One Fire to Another
By Gordon Williams Red Cross volunteer Tracy Sheehy had just returned home from a two-week deployment to the California wildfires when she was asked to help at the fires sweeping through Washington. Now she is mass care manager for Red Cross sheltering operations in Federal Way and Puyallup where she works with shelter manager Richard … Continue reading Tracy Sheehy’s Whirlwind Trip from One Fire to Another
How Janice Chapman Shelters Clients from Wildfires and COVID19
By Gordon Williams Janice Chapman Red Cross volunteer Janice Chapman was warned on the afternoon of Sunday, September 6 that she might be deployed to a wildfire in Eastern Washington. The call to deploy came early the next morning. “I was just finishing my coffee,” Janice said. Within hours, she was on her way to … Continue reading How Janice Chapman Shelters Clients from Wildfires and COVID19
These Maps Sharpen our Hurricane Response
By Gordon Williams The value of a map lays in its ability to deliver heaps of information to the user with just a glance: Distance, terrain, points of interest, population density and what the surrounding countryside is like. The American Red Cross is making use of very advanced types of maps, called WebMAPs, in its response … Continue reading These Maps Sharpen our Hurricane Response
#help1family on Red Cross Giving Day!
#help1family on April 26 with a donation of blood or money to the American Red Cross.
Spokane Area Community Partners Join Forces to Support Red Cross Wildfire Response
Wenatchee, WA, 10:30a.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 Thanks to the generosity of the Greater Spokane community, KXLY4 television, and the Spokane Federal Credit Union, a total of over $10,000 was raised for the Red Cross Washington Wildfires relief fund on Thursday, September 3, 2015, during an all-day telethon on KXLY4. Alyssa Ando, a Greater Inland … Continue reading Spokane Area Community Partners Join Forces to Support Red Cross Wildfire Response