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Saving Our Own

Jan 11, 2008

Those of us that work here at the Red Cross know that this organization saves and rebuilds lives. That’s what we work for, and it feels good to do so. […]

My New Year Goal

Jan 7, 2008

Clean my desk. Every few months I clear and organize my workspace…and then a disaster or a big project comes along and I abandon all my neat little filing systems […]

Winter Wonderland

Jan 7, 2008

I know it’s a little late for a holiday post, but these pictures really deserve to be shown. Right before I went on vacation, we had a holiday decorating contest […]

Local Company Helps Neighbors

Jan 3, 2008

When I think of companies donating to disaster relief, I think of HUGE stores like Wal-Mart donating truck loads of bottled water. But during the December floods in Oregon, a […]

Post Campaign Red Update

Jan 3, 2008

Even though the campaign ended a few weeks ago, donations from volunteers have continued to arrive in the mail. We’re now up to nearly $33,000. We’ve bested last year’s total […]

Saying Thank You

Dec 19, 2007

Today I learned a lesson about how one person can touch many lives. No, not through giving blood, or using and AED, or any of those kinds of things. Through […]

Concerning Holiday Gifts

Dec 18, 2007

It’s the Holiday Season! (In case you hadn’t noticed.) Have you bought your disaster kit? What better way to show someone you care than to give them a gift that […]

Are You Ready, Ladies?

Dec 18, 2007

I’m originally from Kansas (the heart of Tornado Alley) so this sort of fascinates me. Women’s Entertainment (WEtv) has a new show called “Twister Sisters” about two female storm chasers […]

Ham Radios to the Rescue

Dec 18, 2007

The floods this December knocked out power and communications lines for thousands of people. Thankfully, the Red Cross has a team of ham radio operators who could use their radios […]

Local Story On Our National Site

Dec 11, 2007

One of our public affairs volunteers wrote up this touching feature story, and it got posted on the front page of the national redcross website, . The story profiles […]