Red Cross Says Need is Immediate for Blood and Platelet Donations

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter. During September and October, the…


American Red Cross Seeking Hometown Hero Nominations

From a press release – The American Red Cross is inviting nominations from the community for the “Hometown Heroes” among us. If you know of a local individual or organization who has done something courageous or exceptional that deserves recognition, please take the time to nominate them. Nominations will be accepted…


Red Cross Responding to Rattlesnake Ridge Slide

The American Red Cross has opened an emergency evacuation shelter in Yakima for residents who are being threatened by the slow moving landslide in the Rattlesnake Ridge area. The shelter is located at the Summitview Church of Christ and will have cots, food, water and additional assistance available for any…


Red Cross Volunteer Opportunity Fair on Saturday

Are you looking to give back to the greater Wenatchee area? The Red Cross could have the opportunity you’re looking for at their Volunteer Opportunity Fair this Saturday. Volunteer Services Manager Kari Strain says they offer a wide variety. “We have opportunities with mass care which includes sheltering, feeding or…


Turn and Test for Daylight Savings This Weekend

With Daylight Savings this weekend, the Red Cross is reminding everyone that with the turning ahead of clocks, it’s time to test your smoke alarms. Communications Program Manager Betsy Robertson says they call it Turn and Test. “Go around your house, check your smoke alarms to make sure they’re functioning….


March is National Red Cross Month

We know all too well in North Central Washington how important the Red Cross is to a local community. National Red Cross Month begins March 1st and it is designed to highlight the importance and impact of the organization. Executive Director of the Greater Inland Northwest chapter Megan Snow says their…