Saving Lives Near and Far

By Carmela Burke, Red Cross Volunteer                                           |      He helped save at least 200 lives in Houston. On Friday, August 25th, as Harvey was approaching the Texas Gulf as a hurricane, the disaster leadership team at the national headquarters of the American Red Cross contacted the Pacific Division seeking to support the Red Cross national call center network.  It seemed...

In the Wake of Harvey

By Digital Communications Manager, Ashley Henyan |      Based on the scope of damage and the lives impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the American Red Cross has launched a massive effort to get help to where it is most needed— especially with Harvey’s catastrophic devastation being called the worst flooding disaster in U.S. history.  Part of this effort includes deploying volunteers from around the country into the areas of the Gulf Coast...

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