Red Cross offers virtual assistance and teaches resilience in a COVID-19 world

By Emily Thornton For people experiencing loss, grief or just plain stress due to the ongoing public health pandemic, a team of about 10 American Red Cross volunteers from the Northwest Region is offering virtual courses designed to ease the pain. It’s psychological assistance for individuals, families, friends and the community,” said Diane Hermanson, Disaster Mental Health … Continue reading Red Cross offers virtual assistance and teaches resilience in a COVID-19 world

Helping to Heal the Emotional Scars of Hurricane Harvey

By Gordon Williams The task of most Red Cross volunteers in a disaster zone is to provide victims with food, water and shelter. The task of volunteer Ginger Van Ry in a disaster zone is to provide skilled emotional support to victims whose response to disaster can range from stoic acceptance to deep, crippling depression. … Continue reading Helping to Heal the Emotional Scars of Hurricane Harvey