Lacey Shoemaker: volunteer turned employee and back again

By Emily Thornton, Red Cross volunteer Lacey Shoemaker will take 11 years of Red Cross experience to a new role with Wisconsin Emergency Management. She answered the phone in the middle of the night on Sept. 23, 2016, and thus began a deployment of American Red Cross workers to the Cascade Mall shooting. “As soon … Continue reading Lacey Shoemaker: volunteer turned employee and back again

Going Aloft with the Air Force is just part of Megan Snow’s Job

By Gordon Williams Megan Snow says that getting a close-up view of an Air Force F-16 fighter jet being refueled in mid-air was a totally thrilling experience. She was sprawled on her stomach in the tail of the refueling plane, with the F-16 just 20 feet away, going 500 miles an hour. Next to her … Continue reading Going Aloft with the Air Force is just part of Megan Snow’s Job

Helping Military Families while Loved Ones are Away

By Amy McCray   Military deployment is stressful for all involved and the absence of a parent can be especially difficult for young children.  The Flat Daddies and Flat Mommies program helps to alleviate some of that stress by producing life-size, from-the-waste-up photos of parents who are actively serving overseas.  These photos help younger children and families cope with the emotional strain of … Continue reading Helping Military Families while Loved Ones are Away

AmeriCorps Story of Service: Tiffany Westbrook

    My AmeriCorps experience so far has been full of unexpected encounters with some of the most kind hearted and caring people I have ever met. On a daily basis I get to serve with people who are just starting to begin their journey with the American Red Cross and through that they get … Continue reading AmeriCorps Story of Service: Tiffany Westbrook