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National Fire Prevention Week: Red Cross Safety Tips
By Carly Flumer, Volunteer Alert! Alert! It’s Fire Prevention Week, and the Red Cross is here to bring you the seven best safety tips to prepare for a fire. 1. Install the right number of smoke alarms and make sure to replace the batteries at least once a y...
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My Red Cross Story: Judy Murphy
By Rose Ellen O'Connor, Volunteer Arthritis in her knees and a hip forces Judy Murphy to walk with a cane, but it doesn’t stop her from dashing to the site of disasters, sometimes as often as three times in 24 hours. At 62, Judy, a retired school teacher wh...
My Red Cross Story: Judy Murphy
My Red Cross Story: Judy Murphy
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100th Anniversary of the Red Cross Gray Ladies
By Divya Mathur, Volunteer In times of war and distress, a Service Member longs for the comfort of home. Red Cross volunteers have aided these soldiers in need for 137 years, as did the Red Cross Hospital and Recreation Corps, who have served the community ...
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My Red Cross Story: Janice Chance
By Ian Seth Levine, Volunteer While serving in Afghanistan, Marine Captain Jesse Melton III agreed to take the place of another soldier. While Jesse rode in the soldier’s Humvee, the enemy detonated a bomb. The bomb killed Marines and an interpreter on impa...
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What to know before you go: Tips for a first-time blood donor
The American Red Cross recently launched the Missing Types campaign to raise awareness of the need for new blood donors – and those who haven’t given in a while – to donate and help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients in need. During the campa...
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National Military Appreciation Month: Deployment Services Written by: Carly Flumer, Volunteer As May is National Military Appreciation Month, we will focus a series of blogs on our Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces program. Imagine
being away from your ...
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National Military Appreciation Month: Hero Care Network
Written by: Carly Flumer, Volunteer As May is National Military Appreciation Month, we will focus a series of blogs on our Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces program. May is Military Appreciation Month and the Red Cross supports our troops through a uniq...
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National Military Appreciation Month: Red Cross Reconnection Workshops
Written by: Kristen Shaw, Volunteer As May is National Military Appreciation Month, we will focus a series of blogs on our Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces program. “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks,” said
author James Allen. This c...
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Our Red Cross Volunteer Story: Clown Judy and Clown Gary Written by: Rose Ellen O’Connor, volunteer Judy Gleklen Kopff stood outside the Fisher House at Walter
Reed Army Medical Center on Christmas Eve 2004 and cried. She and her husband,
Gary, were schedul...
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My Red Cross Disaster Volunteer Story: Bill Sien
Written by: Rose Ellen O’Connor, volunteer It was a blustery February day and it had been a busy one for Bill Sien, 77. He was one of 25 volunteers, coordinating with the fire chief and his crew, to fan out to 185 homes in Manassas, VA, offering fire safety...
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