COVID-19 has more military members seeking Red Cross help

By Gordon Williams The volunteers who work with the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) program are seeing a marked jump in requests for help since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Jason Matheney, SAF director for the Red Cross Northwest Region, says requests for assistance have spiked from those in the military, their … Continue reading COVID-19 has more military members seeking Red Cross help

Service to Armed Forces Lead Casework Volunteer

By Mark Walker, volunteer Beverly Walker, second from the right, stands with her Service to the Armed Forces teammates. After a 25-year career as a Red Cross worker guiding services to the armed forces and their families, Bev Walker went from paid staffer to volunteer extraordinaire. Walker, 71, still puts in several hours each week … Continue reading Service to Armed Forces Lead Casework Volunteer

After years of military service, Red Cross volunteer Daniel Stalling keeps on giving

By Mark Walker Daniel Stalling is no stranger to service. The Olympia resident spent well over a decade in the U.S. Army, rising through the ranks from infantryman to lieutenant colonel and serving a Middle East deployment during the Iraq War. The veteran hasn’t stopped serving, these days taking on a variety of missions as a … Continue reading After years of military service, Red Cross volunteer Daniel Stalling keeps on giving

Hero Care Network – Helping Military Families in Need

By: Amy McCray During the American Civil War, Clara Barton worked to bring supplies and supportive services to the soldiers in the field.  One of the services that she provided involved correspondence between those soldiers, their families, and friends back home.  By establishing the American Red Cross in 1881, Barton laid the foundation for one … Continue reading Hero Care Network – Helping Military Families in Need