Certificates of Extraordinary Personal Action awarded in Tacoma

By Diane Toomey When Zaire Spann of Steilacoom, WA and his friend Damon Roberson woke up one January morning they had no idea they would be instrumental in saving a young mother’s life. Zaire and Damon were in the car together when they noticed a young woman preparing to jump off an overpass onto a … Continue reading Certificates of Extraordinary Personal Action awarded in Tacoma

How Red Cross Training Saved a Life

By Gordon Williams Lifesaving Award recipients, the survivor and Red Cross leadership at a recognition event in Everett, WA The story begins on October 19, 2018 when a cardiac condition dropped Stan Runyon unconscious to the floor of the Boeing plant in Everett, WA. It ends with four Boeing employees being given Red Cross Lifesaving … Continue reading How Red Cross Training Saved a Life

National Lifesaving Award for Walla Walla teen

By Emily Thornton, Red Cross Volunteer (left to right) Jacob Pribilsky, athletic trainer Kelsey Brennan, and Colby Turner. (photo courtesy Colby) By Emily Thornton He said he just walked over to talk to a friend who had just finished his 400-meter race, one Saturday afternoon at Walla Walla High School. Little did 18-year-old senior Colby Turner … Continue reading National Lifesaving Award for Walla Walla teen