Moved to act: For Jim Anderson, contributing to the Red Cross is the “right thing to do”

By Kristin Alexander Jim Anderson, American Red Cross Volunteer and Donor For Seattle resident Jim Anderson, the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina was more than a horrible news report. It was a call to action. “There’s no way you could look at that particular storm … and not be moved to either participate or contribute … Continue reading Moved to act: For Jim Anderson, contributing to the Red Cross is the “right thing to do”

Why Diversity is the theme of the Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive

Photo by Sharon Penn for the American Red Cross By Gordon Williams, Red Cross Volunteer True or false: All the blood collected by the American Red Cross is pretty much alike, no matter who donated that blood. The answer is “false,” and the reason it is false explains why the Red Cross will hold Seattle’s … Continue reading Why Diversity is the theme of the Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive

Seattle Red Cross office has purrfect volunteer

By MARK WALKER He might be the purrrrfect volunteer. He showed up on his own, he’s decidedly self-directed and he comes back day- after-day. And sure, there may be disasters and blood drives and the like to manage, but nobody starts work at the American Red Cross Northwest regional headquarters without getting by Otto first. … Continue reading Seattle Red Cross office has purrfect volunteer

When the Spanish Flu hit Seattle 100 years ago, the Red Cross was there

By Gordon Williams December 1918. Combating influenza in Seattle, Washington, at work in the Red Cross rooms in Seattle, Washington with influenza masks on faces. Mention the American Red Cross and you think of aiding disaster victims, collecting blood and teaching first aid. Those are all functions the Red Cross performs, but in 1918 we … Continue reading When the Spanish Flu hit Seattle 100 years ago, the Red Cross was there

Seeking Summer Interns for Development Team

Development Operations Intern:   The Development Operations Intern for the Northwest Region will support our Development Operations Specialist. They will help with major database management, fiscal year planning, and strategy. On top of their primary tasks the Development Operations Intern will also attend and participate in meetings and calls that pertain to the regional development … Continue reading Seeking Summer Interns for Development Team

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

Why I Volunteer: Rachel Ramey

I first became an active Red Cross volunteer when I moved to Seattle in September of 2012 to be the Communications AmeriCorps member at the Seattle office. From teaching preparedness in local schools and setting up cots in shelters, to responding via social media when the need arose - I dove headfirst into the role … Continue reading Why I Volunteer: Rachel Ramey

Why I Volunteer: Tyler Willis

I volunteer with American Red Cross because of its reputation and the services offered.  It's a great organization that allows volunteers to give back to their local communities, to their country, and beyond.  Once I obtain my RN license I plan to deploy with health services for future disaster relief operations.   I currently have … Continue reading Why I Volunteer: Tyler Willis