Red Cross Honors Two UCSB Lifesaving Heroes

Heroes walk among us every single day. They are more than just firefighters, doctors, nurses, police officers, they can look like you and me. Everyday heroes like our neighbors, students, construction workers, truck drivers, teachers, and more are going above and beyond for those around them. Heroes like University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) students … Continue reading Red Cross Honors Two UCSB Lifesaving Heroes

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

Why Should You Volunteer with the Red Cross?

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?

Volunteers Continue Disaster Response During COVID-19

By Skylar Karle, Public Affairs Intern At the American Red Cross, volunteers are at the heart of what we do. Our volunteers always answer the call to serve the community, whether that be by responding to a home fire or installing smoke alarms in homes. In Central California, volunteers like Armando Soliz of the Kern … Continue reading Volunteers Continue Disaster Response During COVID-19

Fun Facts About 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

The Hero Care Network Never Sleeps

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

¿En Qué Puedo Ayudarle?

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?

Coronavirus: Safety and Tips for You

The American Red Cross is closely monitoring the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), as well as following the latest guidance from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC). We know this is a stressful time and people want to know what they can do right now to protect themselves and their families. That is why … Continue reading Coronavirus: Safety and Tips for You