Staying Safe in a Threatening Wildfire Season

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

AmeriCorps Story of Service: Tiffany Westbrook

    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

AmeriCorps Story of Service: Stephen Hatton

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

AmeriCorps Story of Service: Anwishta Acharrya

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

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What To Do Before the Fire Department Arrives

By Gordon Williams A simple mistake turned what might have been a routine New York City apartment house fire into a tragedy that took more than a dozen lives. Finding her kitchen in flames, a woman grabbed her children and fled her apartment – leaving the front door wide open. That let the flames spread … Continue reading What To Do Before the Fire Department Arrives

Inspiring Families to be Safe

By Kristi Sanders Photos by: Lucia Scordamaglia As an AmeriCorps member of the American Red Cross, my role is focused primarily on teaching kids and adults about Disaster and Home Fire Preparedness. So when presented with an invitation to participate in the annual King County Fire & Life Safety Association’s Kids Safety Day, my answer … Continue reading Inspiring Families to be Safe