Why I Volunteer: Albery Lockhart


Four and a half years ago I moved to Spokane, WA from Austin, TX.

I always knew that I wanted to volunteer, I just needed the right opportunity. That came when the Red Cross launched its Home Fire Campaign in 2014. Continue reading


Why I Volunteer: Summer Warfield

Summer-WWhile watching the news during Hurricane Katrina I knew I needed to get involved in some way to help.

Once my kids were a bit older I researched organizations that help during disasters and the Red Cross kept coming up.

The more I read, the more I wanted to join. Continue reading

Why I Volunteer: Wendlamita Ouedraogo


I am Wendlamita Fatim Ouedraogo.  I am from Burkina Faso, a West African Country.

I enjoy travelling the world to discover new cultures. That is the reason why, after living several years in Europe, I decided to move to the US and have been living here for 2 years now. Continue reading

Help Prepare Communities for and Recover from Disaster: AmeriCorps Members Wanted!



Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in the community? Do you want to gain new skills and experiences? Are you passionate about empowering people to prepare for and recover from disasters and emergencies?  The American Red Cross Northwest Region is seeking enthusiastic individuals to serve as full-time AmeriCorps Team members from October 16, 2017 through August 31, 2018 in the following positions:  Continue reading

Enriching the Education of Student Nurses

Nursing students group shot

By: Dale Steinke

Edited by: Betsy Robertson

Photos by: Tina Piaskowski

Using the power of music to heal veterans, a group of Gonzaga seniors are getting unique career experience through a 10-week Red Cross student nursing program. Continue reading