The power of the American Red Cross relies on your generous donations and the tireless efforts of our volunteers, employees, board members and community partners — dedicated people who will continue to make a difference for thousands of lives in 2024 and beyond. As we close out 2023, we wish you a safe and healthy holiday season, and invite you to review some of our region's proudest and most memorable moments.
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Photo: From Hawaii to Florida, Red Cross Volunteers Deploy Across the Country
This year, dozens of disaster volunteers have answered the call and traveled to the lower 48 to help with disaster responses. Alaskans have deployed to California, Hawaii, Oregon, Montana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Florida, and Alabama.
Photo: Juneau Experiences Once in a Lifetime Flooding
After a historic glacial dam outburst caused the Mendenhall River in Juneau to swell more than 14 feet, families were forced to evacuate their homes and seek shelter. The Red Cross of Alaska responded to the needs of the community members impacted.
News Story: Red Cross Responds to Spring Break Up Flooding Across the Yukon
Spring break up happens almost every year. The ice on the rivers that thread through break and cause jams that flood the many river communities. Red Cross volunteers stood ready to respond and help the individuals impacted by these devastating floods.
News Story: Red Cross SAF Celebrates 1st Dental Tech Program Graduation at Eielson AFB
The Dental Technician Program is an initiative aimed at providing military dependents and veterans with marketable skills. This year, the Red Cross of Alaska celebrated the expansion of the Dental Technician program at Eielson Airforce Base.
Photo: Volunteers Respond to Home Fires Across the State
When someone loses everything to a home fire, the Red Cross of Alaska is there to provide comfort and hope during a family’s worst day. In 2023, Red Cross DAT volunteers were available 24/7 and responded to hundreds of home fire calls across the state.
News Story: Sound The Alarm: Red Cross Volunteers Help Make Homes Safer
Volunteers and our partners helped make over 400 households safer through The Home Fire Campaign. This impressive figure includes the number of homes where we’ve installed free smoke alarms and provided home fire safety information.