Why I Volunteer: Melanie Cole

I initially came to the Red Cross in 2013 as an AmeriCorps member in South Puget Sound. Before then, I knew very little about the organization and how much impact it actually has on the communities it serves. I fell in love with the idea that I could take part in helping people in need … Continue reading Why I Volunteer: Melanie Cole

Helping behind the scenes in Louisiana

By Amy McCray Edited by Nancy Waddell This past summer the nation watched anxiously as a catastrophic flood devastated southern Louisiana. More than 31 inches of rain fell in 15 hours, producing 7.1 trillion gallons of water, three times as much as Hurricane Katrina. Over 30,000 residents were displaced and over 11,000 sought refuge in … Continue reading Helping behind the scenes in Louisiana