The Holiday Care Package initiative provides handmade holiday stockings filled with goodies mailed to deployment sites overseas and delivered locally to veterans hospitalized or in nursing homes during the holidays.
This holiday season, we invite you to partner with the Red Cross to spread joy to those who have honorably served our country.
“When you’re protecting and defending the Constitution as a military member, you don’t get to see the people and interact with the people you’re protecting every day, but in this role, it’s more direct feedback. You get to see the smile on someone’s face when you help them.” Corey France serves an integral volunteer role … Continue reading Being the best part of someone’s worst day
U.S. Mail carrier Katie Doyle delivered some hot meals along with the mail after Hurricane Idalia made landfall. Doyle knows of several households along her route that have residents who are elderly and shut in after Hurricane Idalia downed trees and damaged infrastructure in the area. When she saw that the Red Cross was giving … Continue reading Delivering meals along her route
Mental health is important at every stage of your life. From childhood and adolescence through adulthood, our experiences heavily impact our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. American Red Cross disaster mental health volunteers use their professional skills as licensed healthcare providers to deliver hands-on care and education to people who have experienced disasters and emergencies such as Hurricane Idalia, which … Continue reading Recovering Emotionally
Ricky Christmas evacuated to an American Red Cross shelter after Hurricane Idalia knocked the power out and damaged the air conditioner at his Tallahassee home. Christmas lives with medical issues that require him to live in air conditioning and use a walker to help with mobility. Without a working air conditioner, it wouldn’t have been … Continue reading “This is why we are here”