Sometimes we stumble upon an unknown passion in an unexpected way. For Harriet Bakken, it just so happened that she found a passion for serving the Red Cross while at soccer practice.
How a Devastating Disaster Changed the Trajectory of Amber Lee’s Life
Amber Lee’s desire to volunteer for the Red Cross was born out of tragedy. In 2014, an unstable hill collapsed in Oso, WA, creating a massive mudslide that caused 43 deaths. Two of them were Amber’s friends. Over the coming days, she realized the event would be the impetus for changing her life profoundly.
He’s driven over 60,000 miles. He’s volunteered countless hours. All for lifesaving deliveries.
“When you get to a hospital someplace at eleven o'clock at night” and the staff meets you at the front door to rush the blood you are transporting inside, it's “because someone in that hospital needs help now. So, there is a sense of doing something good for people.”
For Milly Baquero, Helping Others is the Name of the Game
“I just want to make an impact on my environment whenever possible and relieve someone else’s suffering when and if I can,” she explains. “If I can do that and bring a smile to their face during a disaster, then the mission chose me.”
Directly Impacted By A Home Fire, Darci Teel Now Advocates For Home Fire Safety Through The Red Cross
There’s no other way to say it: Darci Teel has a passion. It’s her job. It’s her personal story. It’s her Red Cross contribution. Darci’s passion is safety.
Mental Health and the Military: How Red Cross Volunteers are Serving Those who Serve
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It's also Military Appreciation Month, and the Red Cross is strongly committed to both supporting mental health and supporting members of the Armed Forces and their families. Combining the two, the Red Cross trains licensed mental health professionals to volunteer and provide support to members of the military, veterans and their families.
“A chance to leave the world a little better”: Why Aaron and Deb Hayes became Red Cross Volunteers
By Evan Peper Three rivers threatened to overflow, farms and homes flooded, even I-5 itself was in danger of falling underwater -- Lewis County was hit hard by torrential rains that took place at the start of 2022. Acts of heroism always arise with natural disasters, as evidenced by the 20+ water rescues needed by … Continue reading “A chance to leave the world a little better”: Why Aaron and Deb Hayes became Red Cross Volunteers
Why I Volunteer: Disha Sharma
“I hope my involvement here also inspires others to be a part of this organization, and together we can bring difference and hope in people’s lives.”
Why I Volunteer: Nereida Cruz
By Olivia Bakken Nereida Cruz is one of our newest Northwest Red Cross volunteers in the Tri-Cities area of Central Washington state. Although she has only been with Red Cross for a little over a month, she has hit the ground running with her involvement. Nereida is a senior at Tri-Cities Prep High School and … Continue reading Why I Volunteer: Nereida Cruz
“We lost everything…” A home fire is devastating. The Red Cross is here to help
Emergency response to the Maple Crest Apartment fire in Tukwila, WA on August 17, 2021 By Abby Lutz “Let’s go, let’s go -- there’s a fire, we’ve got to get out of here!” Those were the words that awoke Samantha Walker on August 17, 2021 in her Tukwila apartment. Her husband, Isiac Walker, woke up … Continue reading “We lost everything…” A home fire is devastating. The Red Cross is here to help