Happy 131st Birthday the American Red Cross!

131 years ago the American Red Cross was started, leading the way to the humanitarian organization you know today!  Clara Barton and a circle of acquaintances founded the American Red […]

VIDEO: The Beginnings of the American Red Cross

After a weekend filled with BBQ, biking, pool partying (yes, I FINALLY have friends with pools!), fireworks and so much more, my patriotism is still going strong. If you’re feeling […]

Memorial Day Weekend Blood Drive Events!

This Memorial Day, donate in honor of a military service member. There are several exciting ways to give blood during our upcoming holiday weekend in Portland and Vancouver, WA! All […]

Prints Of The Taishô Earthquake

In 1924, the Japanese publisher Hoshino Seki issued a set of thirty-six prints depicting scenes from the aftermath of the September 1, 1923 great Tokyo earthquake. He commissioned six artists […]

3-D Earthquake Photos From 1906

Since we’re talking about today’s anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake, I thought I’d point out these images: If you’re unfamiliar with the technology, these are 3-D, color stereoscopic photographs […]

This Red Cross Nursing Figurine Can Be Yours…

As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one thing lacking about the American Red Cross. Unlike our friends overseas, we don’t operate thrift stores (or, as they call them, charity […]

Honoring Black History Month

During the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month. African Americans have a long, distinguished history in the American Red Cross. Gwendolyn T. Jackson was the first African American […]