Why Sarah Jacob is Heading to East Africa

By Gordon Williams It’s not unusual for Red Cross workers and volunteers to leave home and fly to some distant location—to fires in California or a hurricane in the Carolinas. When Sarah Jacob flies to a distant location early in January, she will be traveling to a place few Red Cross workers have ever gone—the … Continue reading Why Sarah Jacob is Heading to East Africa

JBLM: Red Cross returns to former home to help troops and families

Written by Mark Walker Photography by Ray Lapine DUPONT – Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Col. Nicole Lucas was impressed. The JBLM commander had just gotten her first glimpses of the Red Cross’s expansive new home housing the organization’s wide array of Services to the Armed Forces (SAF). “To me the Red Cross really represents everything that’s … Continue reading JBLM: Red Cross returns to former home to help troops and families

Governor Salutes Red Cross Volunteer Myra Rintamaki

By Mark Walker - Red Cross volunteer, Bainbridge Island, WA American Red Cross volunteer and Gold Star Mother Myra Rintamaki is being saluted by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee with a 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for her dedication to veterans’ services. The governor recently hosted Myra and other volunteers from throughout the state at the … Continue reading Governor Salutes Red Cross Volunteer Myra Rintamaki

Meet “Java” Horn: The Air Force General on the Red Cross Board

By Gordon Williams Edited by Nancy Waddell Air Force Brigadier General Jeremy (Java) Horn is obviously a man who likes to keep busy. His day job is commanding the two-thousand-and-some men and women in the three units that make up the Washington Air National Guard. But Horn also finds time to serve on the board … Continue reading Meet “Java” Horn: The Air Force General on the Red Cross Board

A New ‘Old’ Home to Help Serve Our Armed Forces

By Gordon Williams The move into new offices by the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) unit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) near Tacoma, WA, is actually something of a homecoming. The new offices are in a handsome red brick building that housed the Red Cross on-base from 1944 until the early 1990s. … Continue reading A New ‘Old’ Home to Help Serve Our Armed Forces

Why I Volunteer: Tanya Puente

Humanitarian at Heart:  At the age of 15 I went on my first humanitarian trip to Romania; followed by 5 more throughout high school and just after. I found that I had a true passion for humanitarian aid/disaster relief and wanted to  do more of it. I joined the Red Cross in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina … Continue reading Why I Volunteer: Tanya Puente