“We wanted to do outreach in a community that had been evacuated because of a wildfire and be sensitive to that, while also providing wildfire information, home fire information and just general community information,” said Christen.
By V. Squires, American Red Cross Volunteer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mdYOhQ9-jA Pedro saves the day! Six year-old Luke is in his bedroom when the smoke alarm sounds - BEEP-BEEP-BEEP! Thanks to the American Red Cross, Luke knows exactly what to do! September is Disaster Preparedness Month and a perfect time to instruct children on how to prepare for … Continue reading Prepare With Pedro Teaches Young Children What To Do In An Emergency
Working smoke alarms can save lives, which is why the Red Cross launched its Home Fire Campaign in 2014 — to reduce home fire deaths by installing alarms in homes that lack them.
If you are in a landslide danger zone, know about indicators that could warn of a slide in the making.
By Olivia Bakken Nereida Cruz is one of our newest Northwest Red Cross volunteers in the Tri-Cities area of Central Washington state. Although she has only been with Red Cross for a little over a month, she has hit the ground running with her involvement. Nereida is a senior at Tri-Cities Prep High School and … Continue reading Why I Volunteer: Nereida Cruz
By Gordon Williams September is National Preparedness Month and part of being prepared is making sure your children know how to call 9-1-1 when help is urgently needed. In an ideal situation, an adult will call 9-1-1 when police, fire or medical help is needed urgently; speak calmly; and stay on the line until all … Continue reading Teaching Children How to Make Emergency Calls
July 25, 2018. Redding, California. Wildfires. Photo by Kris Warner/American Red Cross By Gordon Williams The images on television are horrific — pictures of wildfires burning out of control in California, Oregon and Eastern Washington. Since wildfire season is likely to last until the soaking rains of autumn, it’s essential you know how to stay … Continue reading Staying Safe in a Threatening Wildfire Season
My AmeriCorps experience so far has been full of unexpected encounters with some of the most kind hearted and caring people I have ever met. On a daily basis I get to serve with people who are just starting to begin their journey with the American Red Cross and through that they get … Continue reading AmeriCorps Story of Service: Tiffany Westbrook
The second quarter of my ten-month AmeriCorps term is wrapping up, leaving me more comfortable with my day-to-day activities, more confident in my abilities, and more comfortable with life in Bellingham. During this service term, I have had the opportunity to serve with numerous volunteers in many different ways. What stands out to me, however, … Continue reading AmeriCorps Story of Service: Stephen Hatton
My name is Anwishta Acharrya and I am an AmeriCorps Community Preparedness Coordinator serving at the American Red Cross in Seattle through the Washington Service Corps. In my position, I educate youths, adults and seniors on Disaster Preparedness with the goal of building a safer, better prepared, and more resilient community. I was recently inspired by a community event that I … Continue reading AmeriCorps Story of Service: Anwishta Acharrya