by Dave Wagner, Public Affairs Volunteer From how to be safe and prepared in an emergency to how to take care of your pet, the American Red Cross has a suite of apps for mobile devices that includes something for everyone. Emergency App The all-inclusive Emergency App combines more than 35 emergency alerts to help … Continue reading What Are They Saying About Red Cross Mobile Apps?
by Dave Wagner, Public Affairs Volunteer May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, and the American Red Cross is pleased to highlight the vital role our nurses play in helping to achieve our humanitarian mission. In the spring of 2019, Nadine Frankel found herself at a Red Cross shelter in Little Rock, Arkansas, volunteering as the … Continue reading Red Cross Nurses in Action
It is hard to believe that it has been almost one year since I arrived in the Central Valley Chapter to serve as the Executive Director. I am so thankful to all of you. You have made my first year in Fresno better than I could ever have imagined. The warmth and kindness you have … Continue reading A Message from our Executive Director
By Hannah Huelin-Meek People volunteer for all kinds of different reasons. Whether it’s to develop a new skill, build your resume, give back to the community, contribute to a cause you care about, or simply because you want to help others and make a difference, the reasons for volunteering differ depending on the person. Whatever … Continue reading Why Should You Volunteer with the Red Cross?
Life’s emergencies don’t stop, and neither do Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. We are incredibly thankful for local heroes who roll up their sleeves to join the Red Cross.
By Jakie Rodriguez, Public Affairs Volunteer When natural disasters strike, the American Red Cross is there. From providing temporary housing with shelters to serving meals and organizing blood donation drives, we are best known for showing up in times of need. But, did you know that the Red Cross does much more than support those … Continue reading Fun Facts About the Red Cross
by Dave Wagner, Public Affairs Volunteer The voice on the line was barely audible when JoAnne Barsenas picked up the phone. In between sobs, the caller identified herself as the wife of a recently deployed sailor. She had only been married for a few months. She was all alone for the first time in her … Continue reading The Hero Care Network Never Sleeps
Helping the Red Cross Help the Community By Dave Wagner, Public Affairs Volunteer Volunteering with the Mass Care team in 2013, David Dees was the only Spanish speaking worker at a Red Cross emergency shelter set up for victims displaced by a structure fire in Oxnard. “I was completely overloaded,” David recalls. “The fire had … Continue reading ¿En Qué Puedo Ayudarle?
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
by Dave Wagner, Public Affairs Volunteer “The Red Cross responds to more than 60,000 emergencies each year,” said the team leader standing at the front of the room. ‘Yeah,’ I thought, sitting in the classroom filled with new recruits, ‘I’ve responded to a few thousand emergencies myself.’ “The Disaster Action Team provides shelter for people … Continue reading Your Local Red Cross Needs You