A look back at Red Cross at the Rose Parade

by Roxanne Schorbach, Red Cross volunteer https://youtu.be/l-XF_EeSkDo   My name is Roxanne Schorbach and I’ve been a Red Cross volunteer since 1986. I got involved with Red Cross first aid stations and the world-famous Rose Parade in 2009.   Looking back through the last 9 months of 2020 and all that has changed, the reality of not having a Rose Parade has finally sunk in. The Rose Parade has been an annual event since 1891,...

Making a Difference as a First Aid Station Volunteer

By Ivy Kwok Photography By Roxanne Schorbach The New Year is a wonderful time, a celebratory period of family, love, and friendship; during which many individuals formulate resolutions to make a positive change in their lives. As for my resolutions, I look forward to making a difference in the lives of others, and I kick started that resolution just four hours into the New Year. For the past three years, beginning at 4:00 a.m. on New Year’s...

Seeing Red Cross First Aid Volunteers In Action Around the World

By Bob Bowker, Volunteer Incident Commander, 2017 Rose Parade First Aid Stations I’m as guilty of this as anyone - I get so concerned about having enough paper clips or enough blue gloves, that I sometimes forget the big picture. This past summer, I was reminded of just how big that Red Cross First Aid picture really is.  I visited Sri Lanka, and of course just had to climb “The Rock” - 650’ up, 1,248 stairs bolted into the granite, to...

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