This September we were once again greeted by a now familiar sight: brown, hazy air blocking the view of surrounding mountains and hills accompanied by the ever-present smell of smoke.
“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.
It is a sign of the times that major weather and catastrophic events are no longer measured against the recollections of old-timers, but rather the recent memories of soccer moms and their children. “This year’s Labor Day weekend was bad,” they might say, “but nothing like 2017 and 2018. And 2020 was the worst!”
“I just want to make an impact on my environment whenever possible and relieve someone else’s suffering when and if I can,” she explains. “If I can do that and bring a smile to their face during a disaster, then the mission chose me.”
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
Accidents happen - burns from a kitchen fire, a broken limb from a fall, heat exhaustion on a sweltering day. You can prepare for these inevitable mishaps by learning first aid from the American Red Cross and by outfitting your home with the tools needed to treat a medical emergency.
There’s no other way to say it: Darci Teel has a passion. It’s her job. It’s her personal story. It’s her Red Cross contribution. Darci’s passion is safety.
At age 44, after years of working in music and politics, Mario Brown has joined the American Red Cross Northwest Region as the new chapter executive serving Northwest Washington. The shift comes at a time in his life when he says he knew he was done working in politics and “too old to be a Rockstar.” But if you ask him about his role, you will quickly find that for him, it’s much more than just a new career. In fact, after just a few weeks on the job, Mario calls the Red Cross his home.
Under Jason’s leadership, SAF supports service members, active and retired, and their families in a dozen different ways. With 11 military bases in the region (Washington and Northern Idaho) and scads of retired veterans, there are always those in need of all the help SAF can provide.
In the United States, an estimated 100,000 people have sickle cell disease, and the majority of those people are of African descent. The disease causes red blood cells to harden, which can then get caught in blood vessels and cause serious complications and severe pain.