Why I Volunteer: Jessie Rounsley

My name is Jessie Rounsley and I got started with the American Red Cross in May of 2016 as an intern in Sioux Falls, SD.

RED CrossI chose to get involved with the American Red Cross because I thought they had an amazing mission, and that it was an organization with which I could make an impact on other’s lives.

I really wanted to help people recover from disasters.  I wanted to lift people from some of the worst times in their lives to a place where they could focus on recovery and improvement. I believed that if you have the opportunity to improve just one person’s day or life then it is worth it. Continue reading

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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 Team members from October 16, 2017 through August 31, 2018 in the following positions:  Continue reading

New Partnership Grows from Ashes

Hand in Hand

By: Anna Hiatt

Edited by: Nancy Waddell

 

On December 31, 2015, a catastrophic apartment fire broke out in South Everett in an older, World War II era building. One person died and 15 were injured, but many more were left in need of help.

The Red Cross responded to the Casino Road fire, but so did another organization called Hand in Hand. Their mission is to help children in the foster care system and low-income families in the greater Snohomish County region. Since that night, the Red Cross and Hand in Hand have maintained contact and continued to partner on efforts to support the local community. Continue reading