How Installing Smoke Alarms became a Family Tradition

By Gordon Williams Edited by Colin Downey Every family has its traditions - the special things that members do that set the family apart and bind it together. A fast-growing tradition for the Muszkiewicz family of Mukilteo, WA is saving lives by installing smoke alarms in homes that lack them. That’s why father Rob Muszkiewicz … Continue reading How Installing Smoke Alarms became a Family Tradition

Why Snohomish County Sets the Pace in Smoke Alarms

By Gordon Williams Officially the Red Cross Sound the Alarm campaign starts April 28 with the ambitious goal of installing 100,000 smoke alarms nationwide in homes that lack them. At the Red Cross chapter serving Snohomish County, however, April 28 is likely to seem just another working day. Volunteers there make installing smoke alarms a … Continue reading Why Snohomish County Sets the Pace in Smoke Alarms

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

UW student nurses teach emergency preparedness, boost their skills

By Dale Steinke Edited by Nancy Waddell Nine students from the University of Washington School of Nursing spent this fall in their community health nursing clinical rotation helping Snohomish County kids and adults be more prepared for emergencies. In the process, they built up critical knowledge they’ll need once they become nurses. “When students only … Continue reading UW student nurses teach emergency preparedness, boost their skills