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Take a class: Someone might need your life-saving skills

One of the vision statements of the American Red Cross is that through our strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, we are always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | COLUMN: Red Cross and you

Texas flooding-recovery stories

By Brian Wise The American Red Cross has been busy the past few weeks helping residents of Texas and surrounding states recover from severe weather, including flooding that hit many communities....

DATE: June 20, 2015 | COLUMN: Red Cross and you

Down the street, across country, around the globe

I have often shared the story that “The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering, down the street, across the country and around the globe” to describe the scope of service of our...

DATE: May 15, 2015 | COLUMN: Red Cross and you

Be sure to thank volunteers for their service

Much has been written about today’s “culture of being busy.” With tight work schedules, kids’ activities, social engagements and, of course, the lure of Colorado’s outdoors, people have a lot of...

DATE: April 17, 2015 | COLUMN: Red Cross and you

Spring forward into safety with these tips

Daylight saving time always signals the changing of the seasons. The added hour of light at the end of the work day encourages us all to move out of our winter slumber, the tulips start to bloom...

DATE: March 13, 2015 | COLUMN: Red Cross and you

‘The best part of someone’s worst day’

The American Red Cross alleviates and prevents human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Time and time again, I hear from our...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2015 | COLUMN: Red Cross and you

Snowstorm a reminder to always be prepared

Tuesday’s snowstorm brought with it the reminder that an emergency can strike at any time and without much warning. The widespread power outages caused by the heavy snow had many people wondering...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2015 | COLUMN: Red Cross and you

Gifts too big for stocking: Time, talents, compassion

As we enter the season of giving, I want to take the opportunity to say thank you to all volunteers for the tremendous gift you give to your community. This gift is much better than a pair of cozy...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2014 | COLUMN: Red Cross and you

Kids can prepare with pillowcases, app

One of the important services that the Red Cross provides is disaster preparedness education. We spend many hours talking to local organizations, churches, schools and individuals in an effort to...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2014 | COLUMN: Red Cross and you

Do you know what to do in case of a house fire?

Did you know that if a fire starts in your home, you may have just two minutes to escape? The most effective way to protect yourself and your home from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2014 | COLUMN: Red Cross and you

Learn CPR so that you can save a life if you have to

Save a Life September is a Red Cross campaign that turns compassion into action so that our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; in an emergency, there are always trained people...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2014 | COLUMN: Red Cross and you

Set up a network to help you in emergencies

September is National Preparedness Month and a time when we all need to update our preparedness plans, our 72-hour emergency kit and our first aid/CPR/AED training. Planning ahead for emergencies...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2014 | COLUMN: Red Cross and you

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