Stepping in Where Needed: These new Red Cross Volunteers Help Fill an Essential Position in Walla Walla

Dana (left) and Crystal (right) are two of our newest volunteers in Walla Walla, Washington By Gordon Williams  One of the many things Dana Evans does in Walla Walla WA is serve as president of the local chapter of the Exchange Club — a national service organization. Dana was presiding over an Exchange Club luncheon recently when … Continue reading Stepping in Where Needed: These new Red Cross Volunteers Help Fill an Essential Position in Walla Walla

How Red Cross brings cheer to Walla Walla veterans

The granddaughters of a Red Cross volunteer participate in a "window visit" at the Walla Walla VA, February 2021 By Gordon Williams         The monthly “window visits” by Red Cross volunteers to residents of the Veterans Home in Walla Walla WA have grown into something special. Yet as explained by volunteer Carolyne Meagher, who leads the … Continue reading How Red Cross brings cheer to Walla Walla veterans

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

National Lifesaving Award for Walla Walla teen

By Emily Thornton, Red Cross Volunteer (left to right) Jacob Pribilsky, athletic trainer Kelsey Brennan, and Colby Turner. (photo courtesy Colby) By Emily Thornton He said he just walked over to talk to a friend who had just finished his 400-meter race, one Saturday afternoon at Walla Walla High School. Little did 18-year-old senior Colby Turner … Continue reading National Lifesaving Award for Walla Walla teen

Volunteer Returns to his Roots to Survey Harvey’s Damage

By Dale Steinke Technology, including a new phone app, helped Walla Walla retiree William “Bill” Herrington and his fellow American Red Cross volunteers complete numerous home damage assessments and find their way around the Texas Gulf Coast to support Hurricane Harvey relief. Herrington, an upper Texas Gulf Coast native, became a volunteer last December with … Continue reading Volunteer Returns to his Roots to Survey Harvey’s Damage