A virtual Red Cross event will offer real help to veterans

By Gordon Williams  Veteran’s Day is always a red-letter day for the American Red Cross. The humanitarian organization has had close ties to the military since battlefield nurse Clara Barton founded it in 1881. A major Red Cross function is Service to the Armed Forces (SAF), which provides assistance to members of the military, active … Continue reading A virtual Red Cross event will offer real help to veterans

How a local Red Cross partnership will aid America’s heroes

By Gordon Williams When a Heroes Cafe for veterans opens in Shoreline WA later this summer, it will represent something new and different for the American Red Cross and for the Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces (SAF) program. Jason Matheney, SAF program manager for the Red Cross Northwest Region, explains that the Shoreline … Continue reading How a local Red Cross partnership will aid America’s heroes

Red Cross and Rotary team up for Veterans

By Mark Walker Rotarians and members of the Greater Inland Northwest chapter of the American Red Cross joined forces recently to help care for residents of the Spokane Veterans Home. The home for more than 80 former service members has suffered the most COVID-19 cases of any long-term health facility in Spokane, recording 45 infections … Continue reading Red Cross and Rotary team up for Veterans

Veteran comes full circle with the Red Cross

By Emily Thornton He’s not sure whether he would’ve ended up working for the Red Cross had an emergency communication not come while deployed in the Middle East. But Aaron Slattery, who now is an Service to the Armed Forces AmeriCorps member for the Red Cross, said he can’t think of a better position. It’s … Continue reading Veteran comes full circle with the Red Cross

How Sarah Satterfield’s military skills serve the Red Cross

By Gordon Williams  Veteran’s Day has always had special significance for the American Red Cross — Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, was a battlefield nurse during the Civil War. Hundreds of thousands of members of the military and their families have been aided by the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces … Continue reading How Sarah Satterfield’s military skills serve the Red Cross

Ready to launch: Red Cross shuttle will serve Walla Walla patients and guests

Navigating the parking lot at Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Administration Medical Center soon will be easier thanks to a free shuttle providing rides for visitors to and from their vehicles. The shuttle, donated by the American Red Cross, has been ready for service since December 2018, with the concept underway since late spring 2018, … Continue reading Ready to launch: Red Cross shuttle will serve Walla Walla patients and guests

After years of military service, Red Cross volunteer Daniel Stalling keeps on giving

By Mark Walker Daniel Stalling is no stranger to service. The Olympia resident spent well over a decade in the U.S. Army, rising through the ranks from infantryman to lieutenant colonel and serving a Middle East deployment during the Iraq War. The veteran hasn’t stopped serving, these days taking on a variety of missions as a … Continue reading After years of military service, Red Cross volunteer Daniel Stalling keeps on giving

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