Tornado Aftermath: Red Cross Volunteers Assist Whiteland Residents

For many in Indiana, the damage caused by the March 31 storms and tornadoes seemed unimaginable, but for Jon and Diane Adams, the destruction was all too real. The Adams emerged from their bedroom closet late Friday night to find their home ravaged by the tornado that hit their neighborhood. Their back doors had beenContinue reading “Tornado Aftermath: Red Cross Volunteers Assist Whiteland Residents”

From Indiana to Djibouti and Back: Staff Member Thimann Jallah Talks about Deployment to Horn of Africa

During Red Cross Month, we sat down to speak with Thimann Jallah. She is a senior regional program specialist with Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) and International Services with the American Red Cross in the Indiana Region. Thimann, who is one of many mobile SAF personnel in the country, recently returned from a deploymentContinue reading “From Indiana to Djibouti and Back: Staff Member Thimann Jallah Talks about Deployment to Horn of Africa”

Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Hallien

Today’s Volunteer Spotlight focuses on the great work of our long-time volunteer, Mike Hallien. Mike started his journey with the Red Cross in 1973 when he took a Red Cross CPR and First Aid course. Mike enjoyed these courses so much that he then signed up to lead these courses as an instructor. Mike hasContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Hallien”

Volunteer Spotlight: Tiffany Juilfs

This week’s Volunteer Spotlight focuses on Tiffany Juilfs. Tiffany has only been a volunteer since October, however, she has already gotten involved with the organization in several different capacities. Tiffany is passionately serving as a Disaster team member, Duty Office, Mass Care team member, Shelter Service associate, Blood Donor ambassador, and is a member ofContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Tiffany Juilfs”

Volunteer Spotlight: Monte Moore

This week’s Volunteer Spotlight highlights Monte Moore. Monte is a Disaster Services, Operations, and Service to the Armed Forces volunteer. Monte became a board member in 2008 and started volunteering in 2017. He found himself driven to serve on our Disaster Action Team and is currently the Regional Disaster Action Team Regional Duty Officer. HeContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Monte Moore”

Volunteer Spotlight: Vidhatri Iyer

Making an impact with the American Red Cross doesn’t take years and years of time and dedication. Youth Volunteer Vidhatri Iyer became a Red Cross volunteer in May 2021 as a Disaster Preparedness Presenter. Iyer’s decision to volunteer with the Red Cross was fueled by the desire to help the youth in her community. SheContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Vidhatri Iyer”

Volunteer Spotlight: Vedang Revankar

This week we would like to spotlight one of our volunteers, Vedang Revankar. Vedang joined the Red Cross as a volunteer during his sophomore year of high school, where he assisted with making PCP kits. After a few years, he re-joined the Red Cross during his sophomore year of college, this time as an intern.Continue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Vedang Revankar”

Volunteer Spotlight: Ellie Boyle

Today’s Volunteer Spotlight highlights Ellie Boyle. Ellie joined the Red Cross in October of 2020 as a part of the recruitment team. Ellie was looking for ways to serve her community and found a meaningful role as a recruiter for the volunteer services team. Joining the Red Cross team at the height of the COVID-19Continue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Ellie Boyle”

Volunteer Spotlight: Elsy Castro

The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross would not be able to do what it does for the community without our wonderful volunteers. On this #ThankfulTuesday, we are shining the light on Elsy Castro, who has been a volunteer with the Red Cross since June of 2022! Elsy is from Caracas, Venezuela where sheContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Elsy Castro”

Sounding the Alarm on my Home Fire Canvas Experience

Going into the Home Fire Campaign, I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew was we were going into a neighborhood to install free smoke alarms. I was there to help wherever they needed me. When I was told I was going to be put on an install team, I was excited, but aContinue reading “Sounding the Alarm on my Home Fire Canvas Experience”