Safe Passage in These Uncertain Times

by Dave Wagner, Public Affairs Volunteer Glancing over his shoulder, Greg Hoffmann looked a little worried as he watched the crowd continue to grow. “As the word spreads each day, more and more people are showing up. Yesterday we gave out 544 meals. We’re doing our best to keep up with the demand,” said Greg, … Continue reading Safe Passage in These Uncertain Times

Youth Volunteers Raise Money for Disaster Relief

On a bright and sunny Saturday, March 31st at Oak Canyon Community Park in Ventura County, CA, I had the honor of joining local Red Cross event-base volunteers Anurag Karra (North Hollywood Highly Gifted Magnet High School), Sriram Potluri (Oak Park High School), and Aneesh Ankareddy (Oak Park High School) for a 5K Walk-a-Thon. The youth-led … Continue reading Youth Volunteers Raise Money for Disaster Relief

Day in the Life: Pillowcase Project, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

“Get out! Stay out! Call 9-1-1!” The elementary school students shouted the phrase in unison at Katie Kellum as she stood in the front of their classroom. A big smile broke out across her face as she realized her presentation was resonating with her audience of little preparedness experts. “It was awesome to see that … Continue reading Day in the Life: Pillowcase Project, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Day in the Life: Red Cross Club Blood Drive, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The CSU Channel Islands campus was still quiet as Laurie Hurtado made her way to the library. She and other Red Cross Club members were there early to set up for their blood drive. All week they had been tabling in front of the library to sign students and faculty up for the big event. Laurie … Continue reading Day in the Life: Red Cross Club Blood Drive, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.