A Token of Kindness

Taylor pictured with her parents, Jan and Jack Poisall, at the Heroes for the American Red Cross event in 2016. By Taylor Poisall, Red Cross Communicator My dad, Jack Poisall, didn’t speak a lot about his experience in the Army, but he would reminisce on jumping out of planes and his dog Fairbanks, named after … Continue reading A Token of Kindness

Serving Those Who Serve Our Nation

Every day, men and women answer our nation’s call to serve in the armed forces, and the American Red Cross stands by these heroes and their families from the day they enlist throughout their military careers and beyond. These heroes and their families assume great responsibility and face daunting challenges unique to military life, including … Continue reading Serving Those Who Serve Our Nation

‘It’s Not a Race,’ and Everybody Wins

Written by Dan Santos The idea for a unique American Red Cross fundraising event got rolling in 2014 at a neighborhood barbecue.  That’s when Diane Krehbiel and her husband Kevin Delson, both of whom were active bicyclists, met up with Ken Bauer, an American Red Cross board member at the time. The Westlake Village residents combined their interests to conceive what would become Ride for the Red, which raises funds … Continue reading ‘It’s Not a Race,’ and Everybody Wins

Brotherhood Found at the Red Cross

John Martinez, Felix Rodriguez and Jose Martinez are known as The Triplets. By Taylor Poisall, Red Cross Public Affairs A lifetime of service and a duty to serve their community are two things these three volunteers share -- but the similarities don't end there. Born seven days apart in the community of Rio Grande Valley … Continue reading Brotherhood Found at the Red Cross

A Patchwork of Service

Pictured on the left is Debby Dailey with fellow Red Cross volunteer Marion Chappell By Lucca Lorenzi, Public Affairs Volunteer Debby Dailey’s helping hand has sewn an incredible quilted patchwork of volunteer service, and she has left an inspiring impact on the hearts of veterans and those impacted by disasters in her community.  Dailey, a … Continue reading A Patchwork of Service

Why I Volunteer: Meet Patti Shiflet

Patti Shiflet, standing on the far right of the image along with other Red Cross volunteers

Patti Shiflet standing on the far right with fellow Red Cross volunteers. By Abby Oldemeyer, Public Affairs Volunteer When Patti Shiflet started talking to an American Red Cross Volunteer at her community center during a personal preparedness meeting, her first thought was to ask how she could get involved. When I asked what motivated her … Continue reading Why I Volunteer: Meet Patti Shiflet

Easy as 1 + 1 = 3

by Dave Wagner, Public Affairs Volunteer I had heard that one pint of blood from just one person could save up to three lives. I read that the national emergency blood supply was at its lowest level in more than a decade. I was told that donating my blood would be safe and easy. But … Continue reading Easy as 1 + 1 = 3

Why I Ride – To Support a Good Cause 

By Dan Santos, Red Cross Public Affairs Volunteer  Ray Tschaeche is not concerned about finishing first in the American Red Cross’ Ride for the Red event on Saturday, November 13.  “It’s not a race,” said Tschaeche (sounds like Check-E). “Anyone who signs up for the ride should know that. You don’t win a prize for coming in first. You get a thank you … Continue reading Why I Ride – To Support a Good Cause 

Happy National Cat Day from Team Central California!

Here at the American Red Cross, the furry members of our staff members are important members of the Red Cross Family. This National Cat Day, we're highlighting the Felines of the Red Cross. Enjoy! Jersey is ready to pounce into action when the next shelter opens! Her parent Jen Samaritan helps recruit new volunteers to join … Continue reading Happy National Cat Day from Team Central California!

Make a Difference at the American Red Cross

The Red Cross is powered by community members like you! Every day, Red Cross volunteers dedicate their time, talents and treasures to serve the Red Cross mission. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GAnfNVQtbQ Red Cross disaster volunteers are an important part of our team. Join us to make a difference in your community and help someone in need after a … Continue reading Make a Difference at the American Red Cross