Hurricane Matthew Updates

Reconstruction after a natural disaster is not instantaneous and this is ever present two weeks after Hurricane Matthew. Beginning when Matthew made landfall on October 8, the American Red Cross has continuously provided shelter, food, relief supplies, and hope for the more then 1,100 people in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida who are […]

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Red Cross Throughout History

I have always been a fan of history. After seven years as a passionate Red Crosser, I am still surprised at how often I find the familiar Red Cross sign captured in moments throughout time. To be able to witness and contribute my story as a small part of the unrelenting Red Cross force through […]

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Youth Spotlight: Rodrigo Estrada

Rodrigo Estrada’s inspiring story about his grandparents’ immigration to America from Mexico is a great reminder to Red Cross youth to be thankful for the community that has given so much to them. He is a dedicated youth volunteer who began his involvement with the Red Cross because he was inspired to give back to […]

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National Youth Involvement Month Sign Up

It is almost that time of year! National Youth Involvement Month is just around the corner and we want to make sure that you have the scoop of what this November has to offer. NYIM is an entire month dedicated to engaging and celebrating youth volunteers. We want to shine a spotlight on youth activities […]

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CRASH COURSE-Meet Outstanding Volunteers! #TeamRC Goals

Now that NYIM is wrapping up, participate in a recap Crash Course Call with the National Youth Council and other youth volunteers in other parts of the US! On December 5th you will have the opportunity to join outstanding youth volunteers across the country on a conference phone call at 9pm EST.  The National Youth Council […]

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Office Hours: A Resource for Red Cross Members, Club Leaders, and YOU!

Are you a Red Cross youth member who has questions about getting CPR certified or organizing a blood drive? Does your club need ideas for member retention or recruitment?  Would you like to chat with a National Youth Council member via Skype, Google Hangouts, or phone as part of our Office Hours initiative? Office hours […]

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Celebrating our New and Leaving National Youth Council Members

The National Youth Council is incredibly excited to welcome five new youth members and one new advisor to the team! The selection process was highly competitive, and it was truly inspiring to see the dedication of the American Red Cross’ amazing youth volunteers and youth leaders through the applications. It is an absolute pleasure to introduce […]

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Bolles Red Cross Club Sends Holiday Cards to US Service Members

Last November, the Bolles Red Cross Club in Jacksonville, Florida sent over 65 cards to US Service Members. Holiday Mail for Heroes was a perfect way for the club to get involved for the holidays. Over 50 people were involved and over half the club set up the tables, paper, markers, and made the amazing music playlist. […]

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University of Michigan Red Cross Club Hosts Fourth Annual Run for the Red

On April 6th, the University of Michigan (UM) Red Cross hosted their fourth annual 5K fundraiser, Run for the Red. Run for the Red has been successful in past years, and this year’s event was no exception. After a year of planning by Hani Ephor, a member, and coordinating with the Washtenaw-Lenawee Chapter, the UM Red […]

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Silicon Valley Chapter Youth Participate in the Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign

During the 2015 holiday season, the Silicon Valley Red Cross Spirit Committee hosted an event called Holiday Mail for Heroes at the Silicon Valley Chapter located in California. This event was inspired by the annual national campaign and corresponding activity guide. Through this event, the spirit committee aimed to support veterans and military families by […]

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