“We lost everything…” A home fire is devastating. The Red Cross is here to help

Emergency response to the Maple Crest Apartment fire in Tukwila, WA on August 17, 2021 By Abby Lutz “Let’s go, let’s go -- there’s a fire, we’ve got to get out of here!”   Those were the words that awoke Samantha Walker on August 17, 2021 in her Tukwila apartment. Her husband, Isiac Walker, woke up … Continue reading “We lost everything…” A home fire is devastating. The Red Cross is here to help

Take Steps Now to Fireproof Your Home

By Gordon Williams  Fire Prevention Week, as proclaimed by the National Fire Protection Association, runs from October 4-10 this year. The dates for this annual event coincide with the anniversary of the Great Chicago fire that began on October 8, 1871.  Image by Pexels from Pixabay Observe the event this year by taking steps to … Continue reading Take Steps Now to Fireproof Your Home

Support for Red Cross comes Full Circle

By Mark Walker - Red Cross volunteer, Bainbridge Island, WA When fire struck the home of Wenatchee's Savannah Melton last fall, the Red Cross was immediately there to help. Melton was already more familiar with the organization than most. Her employer, Circle K, and its employees have been longtime friends and supporters of the American … Continue reading Support for Red Cross comes Full Circle