11 Colleges and High Schools Where the Red Cross is Making a Difference
- Bolles Red Cross Club ǀ Jacksonville, Florida
The Bolles Red Cross club held bake sales, candy grams, carnations sales, and more to donate $1,000 to their Red Cross
- University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, Michigan
The UofM Red Cross Club hosts an annual “Run for the Red” 5K event, raising thousands of dollars for their local chapter and club! Also, 40+ New members were trained in First Aid and CPR for F.A.S.T. at the University of Michigan Red Cross Club this month!
- Bradley University, Peoria IL | Central Illinois Region
Members of Bradley’s International Humanitarian Law Action Campaign hosted a simulation to show students the plight of refugees around the world. In this photo, students are tasked with putting together a tent in a makeshift refugee camp. More can be found here
- Harvard University | Cambridge, Massachusetts
For the past two years, Harvard College Red Cross Club volunteer First Aid/CPR/AED instructors have certified the teaching staff of the school’s largest on-campus course (Computer Science 50, or CS 50).
- Rancho High School | Las Vegas, Nevada
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- The Ohio State University | Columbus, Ohio
Students at OSU plan, staff, and coordinate dozens of blood drives during November as part of the annual Blood Battle between Ohio State and the University of Michigan. Each school pledges to collect 2,500 units of blood in just 3 and a half weeks! Last year, Ohio State was victorious…let’s see who takes home the trophy this time around!
- Segerstrom High School | Santa Ana, California
Youth volunteers at Segerstrom High School recently participated in Raid Cross simulations (including prepping for the Humanitarian Assistance post, as seen here) to prepare for their FOURTH year being involved with the International Humanitarian Law Action Campaign! IHL is now one of the club’s largest projects throughout the year!
- University of California, Los Angeles | Westwood, California
Over 50 new Red Cross club members were trained in some basic first-aid tricks, such as triangle bandaging.
- Columbia University | New York, New York
The Columbia University Red Cross created and distributed appreciation notes to members of the armed forces. The Columbia University Red Cross Club is hoping to offer more opportunities for members to become involved in the Service to the Armed Forces sphere of the Red Cross this year!
10. American University | Washington, DC
Even a hurricane doesn’t stop Red Cross volunteers from getting out on the field! Watch these college students go out to help others in their greatest time of need.
11. Duke University | Durham, NC
The Red Cross values education in many different areas. As a part of the Measles Initiative, over 20 college students were educated on the Measles vaccine by its inventor, Dr. Samuel Katz.
Written by Miki Rai, National Youth Council Communications Working Group Lead.