Host a Summer Blood Drive!

Hi all! It’s June, and everyone knows what that means – SUMMERTIME! While the summer can be a great time for students to take time off and relax, it also happens to be the months where we have the lowest amount of blood collection. In fact, 20% of all blood donations come from high school […]

TODAY is World Red Cross Day!

Tomorrow May 8th is World Red Cross Red Crescent Day.  Share your Red Cross story in the global campaign blog at www.ifrc.tumblr.com. Just click “Tell your Story” and share your fascinating Red Cross history around the world. HAPPY WORLD RED CROSS DAY!

Huffington Post- My Red Cross Journey As a Youth Volunteer

“When we think of heroes, we are reminded of Batman, Superman, Spiderman and Wonder Woman, all Marvel and DC Nation heroes. But do we ever think of ourselves as heroes or possible heroes? There are heroes, and they belong to the Red Cross. Red Cross volunteers are everyday heroes that I look up to and […]

Children Deserve Better: Philadelphia Students Stand Against Use of Child Soldiers

Three high school and university students in the Philadelphia area share what inspires them to be involved with the IHL campaign. Read Full Story

Calling all College Seniors!

  Calling all College Seniors!   Just because you’re graduating, it doesn’t mean that your service with the Red Cross has to end. It’s only just begun! We want you to be a Red Crosser for life!   As you move to the next stage in life, we want to help you to keep volunteering through […]

National Young Professionals Council Seeks New Members

The American Red Cross National Young Professionals Council (NYPC) seeks to fill up to four seats on the Council and is soliciting applications from young professional volunteers to serve a two-year term that will begin June 1, 2014. Young professional volunteers with field experience in a Red Cross young professionals group are highly encouraged to […]

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 for […]

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Red Cross Pick-Up Lines for Valentine’s Day Part 2

Happy Valentine’s Day Red Crossers! And Happy Anna Howard Shaw Day for those who do not celebrate the chocolate filled holiday. Last year, I composed a few Red Cross related pick-up lines folks could use on Valentine’s Day. The post was quite popular so I decided to write new conversation starters for 2012. Enjoy. For […]

Seventeen Magazine and Japan Tweet together on March 17

Last night, from 8pm – 9pm EST (9am in Japan), on March 17, Seventeen Magazine hosted a global tweetup with girls all over the world. Girls in Japan talked about what they were experiencing, and people worldwide shared their feelings about the natural disasters that hit Japan, and what everyone could do to help. An […]

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