“Manny has a heart of service and through his consulting business and military background, I knew he would offer significant value,” says Dan. “When you speak with Manny, you immediately notice (even on video) how he listens to you.”
“Emergencies happen every day,” says Michele Roth, executive director of the Red Cross Central and Southeastern Washington chapter, headquartered in Kennewick. “Red Cross training can prepare you to act confidently during these events and save lives.”
If you are in a landslide danger zone, know about indicators that could warn of a slide in the making.
By Evan Peper Three rivers threatened to overflow, farms and homes flooded, even I-5 itself was in danger of falling underwater -- Lewis County was hit hard by torrential rains that took place at the start of 2022. Acts of heroism always arise with natural disasters, as evidenced by the 20+ water rescues needed by … Continue reading “A chance to leave the world a little better”: Why Aaron and Deb Hayes became Red Cross Volunteers
“The whole reason why we wanted to offer these [trainings] to the military community is to give them the convenience of getting or maintaining their certifications,” said Christie Merrill with Red Cross Training Services.
Kala Breder knows all too well how dire a blood shortage can be. In July 2020, hours after the birth of her son by emergency Cesarean section, Kala developed a complication and began hemorrhaging.
“I hope my involvement here also inspires others to be a part of this organization, and together we can bring difference and hope in people’s lives.”
Augie Berendsen points out some of the damage caused by flooding near his Everson home, November 18, 2021 By Gordon Williams Augie Berendsen of Everson WA knew the flooding had become really bad when he began hearing calls for help from the fields outside his farmhouse home. It was dark on the evening of November 14th … Continue reading How Augie Berendsen survived the great November flood
By Abby Lutz When he’s not working, Teddy Jenkins is ‘just a regular dog’ according to his owners. Teddy enjoys belly scratches, swimming and playing with his favorite red ball. But he knows when his work bag comes out and his bandana goes on, it’s time to get to work. Teddy is a five-and-a-half-year-old yellow … Continue reading Four paws. Two handlers. One mission. How our furry friends are serving the Red Cross in the Northwest Region
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