Writer, Motivational Speaker, and Red Cross Volunteer – Meet J.D. Slajchert

by Dave Wagner, Public Affairs Volunteer I immediately spotted J.D. as I approached the coffee shop for our meet up – he kind of sticks out from the crowd. I mean he’s literally a whole head taller than everybody else. I also noticed that he was looking down - just like everyone else sitting at … Continue reading Writer, Motivational Speaker, and Red Cross Volunteer – Meet J.D. Slajchert

Life and Loss, One Volunteer’s Journey of Sharing Her Heart for Service

Sometimes, you’re simply at the right place at the right time. For American Red Cross volunteer Jeannie Wilson, it was the moment that she pulled into the parking lot of her local Red Cross chapter in January 2017. It wasn’t the trip she was expecting to make, but after more than 13 years of watching … Continue reading Life and Loss, One Volunteer’s Journey of Sharing Her Heart for Service

How you can help cancer patients: Give Blood to Give Time

FACT: Cancer patients use nearly one-quarter of the blood supply – more than patients fighting any other disease. And there simply aren’t enough people donating regularly to meet the need. That’s why the American Red Cross and American Cancer Society have teamed up to encourage people across the country to Give Blood to Give Time. … Continue reading How you can help cancer patients: Give Blood to Give Time

Celebrating Black History Month at the Red Cross

February is Black History Month and we are honoring the men and women who played  a pivotal role in shaping the American Red Cross. If it were not for these pioneers, the Red Cross would not be where it is today.  Frederick Douglass was a leading spokesman of African Americans in the 1800s and a … Continue reading Celebrating Black History Month at the Red Cross