Spotlight on Walled Lake Central High’s Red Cross Club

The students at Walled Lake Central High School are a motivated bunch – members of the Red Cross Club host blood drives, and partner with their school and community to promote the Red Cross mission. This month, for March is Red Cross Month, WLC Red Cross Club members conducted the Totes for Hope activity. They […]

Holiday Mail for Heroes

One Thursday afternoon when high school students could have been doing various things, a group of young Red Cross volunteers came together to make cards for soldiers. The Red Cross calls this program Holiday Mail for Heroes. It takes takes place between October 1 and December 7th, and serves as an engaging and simple way […]

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Even furry friends are volunteers

Those you would least expect turn into the most celebrated of American Red Cross volunteers. Fursa Thaniya, a German-shepherd husky mix, was found wandering like a nomad around Camp Arifjan in Kuwait injured and hurt, but with a perky attitude nonetheless. The dog was taken to a veterinary clinic and inspired the camp to begin […]

Youth contribute to Holiday Mail for Heroes

Have you ever received a holiday card from someone that was special? Maybe you kept it or passed it around the table at dinner that night; however, inside of you, that card no doubt made you feel better about yourself and let you know that someone out there cares about you. Over recent weeks, American […]

The 5th line of service!

Those familiar with the American Red Cross know that there are 5 major lines of service:  Disaster/Preparedness, Health and Safety, Biomedical Services, International Services, and Service to the Armed Forces (SAF).  I personally have experience in the first 4 lines mentioned, but have never even touched the last one, SAF.  In fact, I can honestly […]

Stockings for our Troops

This fall, the GPBAC Youth Council is spearheading a community project to send 200 holiday stockings to locally-based military reserve units who will be stationed overseas during the holiday season. We’ve partnered with the Greater West Palm Beach Women’s Club, who sewed all of our stockings for us on October 6th. Our local Red Cross […]

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Private Military Security Companies

The International Committee of the Red Cross has published a short and informative webpage that addresses how international humanitarian law applies to PMS companies that are working in Iraq or elsewhere. This has been an important issue in the news recently and as Red Crossers we should be able to discuss it! The resource is […]

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Volunteer Connection

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