By Lois Kugler, American Red Cross It‘s Thanksgiving morning and Rebecca Johnson, Regional Volunteer Service Officer for the American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region is “up at the crack of crazy.” She gets up before anyone else when the house is still quiet and starts her cooking by preparing the stuffing. Rebecca has... Continue Reading →

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“Red Crossers, We Need You.” Becoming a Shelter Volunteer

By Anna De Mulder, Regional Coordinator, Communications Volunteers There it was, an email telling us, “Red Crossers, we need you.” No, I had not yet been trained in disaster relief, but the few days I spent at the Hurricane Institute in June taking classes for Public Affairs made me aware of this courageous group of... Continue Reading →

By Aunshuman Apte, American Red Cross When Carey Harmon, the Logistics Lead for the Territory three district of the American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region, drove the Next Generation Emergency Response Vehicle during its trials in Connecticut, he was impressed by its state of the art design and ergonomic features. Having responded to... Continue Reading →

By Ryan Cuttitta, American Red Cross Home fires are the largest disaster threat faced in the U.S. Did you know, 60 percent of home fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms? The American Red Cross is on a mission to help prevent tragic home fire deaths by educating families about the risk... Continue Reading →

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