Mario Brown Calls the Red Cross ‘A Home Where I Can Be Whole’ After Being Hired as Northwest Washington Chapter Executive Director

At age 44, after years of working in music and politics, Mario Brown has joined the American Red Cross Northwest Region as the new chapter executive serving Northwest Washington. The shift comes at a time in his life when he says he knew he was done working in politics and “too old to be a Rockstar.” But if you ask him about his role, you will quickly find that for him, it’s much more than just a new career. In fact, after just a few weeks on the job, Mario calls the Red Cross his home.  

A Yakima mother tells how donated blood saved her son’s life

By Gordon Williams  Americans donate 14 million units of blood and blood products each year--with 40 percent of that collected and processed by the American Red Cross. Every drop of that donated blood has the potential to ease suffering or even to help save a life.  Here is the real-life story of one young man … Continue reading A Yakima mother tells how donated blood saved her son’s life

Amazon partnership bringing comfort to kids with autism spectrum disorder 

By Kristin Alexander  Staying in an emergency shelter can be overwhelming for anyone. Having just escaped a hurricane, wildfire, flood or other disaster, emotions are high. No matter how well they are run, shelters can be crowded, loud, and lacking the familiar comforts of home. For children with autism spectrum disorder prone to overstimulation, those conditions can be … Continue reading Amazon partnership bringing comfort to kids with autism spectrum disorder