I reflect on the past year, I am reminded of Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross and a true visionary at heart. Her story is proof that one can dedicate their life to service and motivate girls to persevere and recognize their full potential and power. As such, today, I want toContinue reading “Celebrating Clara Barton: A Life of Service”
David Priest is a dedicated member of our Disaster Action Team, and when he is not responding to home fires, he is providing disaster training to fellow Red Crossers. He began volunteering with the organization in 2016 with Services to Armed Forces. As a U.S. Force Veteran, this came as a natural choice for David,Continue reading “Honoring David: A Veteran’s Dedication to Service”
The Southwest Chapter of the American Red Cross continues with its commitment to support our veterans through the “Totes of Hope” program. This heartwarming initiative, now in its fifteenth year, was developed to show our appreciation and provide assistance to veterans in need in the Evansville area. Every year, Red Cross volunteers and partners dedicateContinue reading ““Totes of Hope”: A Heartfelt Gesture to Support Our Veterans”
The American Red Cross is committed to providing humanitarian services and embodying inclusive practices – a value that is even more significant in the context of Hispanic Heritage Month (which is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 in America). This month honors Hispanic Americans’ contributions and celebrates Latino joy and culture. We had theContinue reading “Embracing Hispanic Identities and Giving Back: A Conversation with Community Engagement and Partnerships Disaster Program Manager Loida Rodriguez”
Since January, Jessica Houston has been an intern volunteer with the American Red Cross of the Indiana Region in our Central Chapter. She wanted to be in the community and understand its needs, adding “That’s something the Red Cross does; they actually go out and spend time with the community.” While at the Red Cross,Continue reading “Making a Difference as an Intern Volunteer with the Red Cross”
Guillermina and Rita are mother and daughter. They decided to give back to the community that welcomed them a year ago. Guillermina, a nurse with 25 years of experience, tells us that in her country, Mexico, she volunteered with a local organization that helped people impacted by disasters. Therefore, volunteering with the American Red CrossContinue reading “Volunteering with the American Red Cross: A Mother-Daughter Affair”
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”
Giving selflessly is the mark of any good volunteer, but for one Evansville man, it’s the number of ways he gives back that makes him this week’s Hometown Hero.