Youth in Colorado Raise Over $1000 for Hurricane Harvey Relief

For Valerie Warkins, Millie Zhang, Yulim Kim, and Amy Gola, they strived for more to help those who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. As the officer team for their local Red Cross youth high school club, they pushed for the above and beyond, making it their club’s mission to fundraise to help with recovery from […]

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How Youth Can Help in Disasters

As a Houstonian, watching my city go underwater during Hurricane Harvey has been terrifying. However, I am so so proud of all the volunteers that have come to help, both from inside and outside the city. In many places, there were so many volunteers that local organizations had to turn people away due to overcapacity. […]

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Hurricane Harvey: A First-Hand Account

A First-Hand Account from Someone who Endured the Floodwaters It was a normal Texas summer day like any other: the oddly-shaped glass buildings of Houston’s Montrose district twinkled distinctly before me, drawing me in with their wacky pastel colors. I was spending the afternoon waltzing to and from different boutiques, fully enveloped in the rich […]

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Apply to FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council

Are you a 12- to 17-year-old who makes a difference in your community’s disaster preparedness? Have you experienced a disaster that motivated you to make a positive difference in your community? Are you a Red Cross youth volunteer? Apply to FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is looking for youth leaders who […]

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Southern California Chapters Raise $211,000 for Oklahoma Disaster Relief

On Wednesday, several Southern California Chapters teamed up with local news station ABC7 and held a fundraiser for those affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes.  Youth volunteers helped out with a Rose Bowl-Drive Thru Fundraiser to support Oklahoma Tornado relief.  They helped direct cars and cheer on donors as they made donations throughout the day and […]

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Red Cross Responds to Oklahoma Tornadoes

Following yesterday’s blog post, this post is an update on what the Red Cross is doing to help and what youth volunteers can do to get involved: The American Red Cross is working around the clock to help people in Oklahoma after Monday’s devastating tornadoes with shelters, food, water and supplies, and more workers, supplies and […]

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Get Youth Involved with Oklahoma Tornado Relief

Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by today’s severe weather. The American Red Cross is mobilizing relief now. As a youth volunteer, you can help by sharing verified information, staying safe and being prepared, and fundraising for disaster relief. Our thoughts are with the people of Moore, Oklahoma tonight. The Red Cross is moving […]

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New Red Cross Tornado App Brings Safety Information to Mobile Devices

  “App’s audio alert feature can help save lives when users can’t monitor the weather WASHINGTON, Sunday, March 3, 2013 — As National Severe Weather Awareness Week begins, the American Red Cross is releasing its official Tornado App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in, visit or have loved ones in […]

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A Season of Thanks After Sandy

By Debbie Yee Disaster Services Manager, Solano County, Bay Area Chapter/Gateway to the Golden State Region As the holiday season begins, my thoughts turn not only to upcoming family get-togethers or what gifts to get, but to the those still trying to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy and the dedicated […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Tripodi

Michael Tripodi is a dedicated Disaster Services volunteer who began his involvement with the Red Cross as a Health and Safety Instructor. Before he was responding to house fires and hurricanes, he was a Wilderness First Aid Basics Instructor and a Lifeguard Instructor for the Westchester County Chapter, teaching classes whenever he was home from […]

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