A team of Red Cross volunteers on Orcas Island after a day of refreshing and organizing disaster emergency supplies. (Photo by: Marcia Gillingham, volunteer).
Make a Difference at Your Local Red Cross in Northwest Washington
The Northwest Washington chapter of the American Red Cross serves communities throughout Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, Snohomish, and Island counties. We offer volunteer opportunities across our lines of service, including disaster preparedness and response, services to the armed forces, blood collection, and more. We also offer CPR classes, training, and certifications. Join us!
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Rob McManis - Snohomish County Public Utility District
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Do You Need Assistance?
Have you been affected by a home fire or other disaster?
The Red Cross is here for you. For assistance visit your local Get Help page or call (206)-323-2345.
Do you need information about giving blood?
Blood that is donated through the American Red Cross helps patients of all ages including cancer and sickle cell patients, trauma and burn patients, and patients with chronic diseases. Take a look at our eligibility requirements and schedule an appointment to give blood today. A one-time blood donation can save more than one life!
Are you a member of the military and need assistance?
The American Red Cross provides help for members of the military, veterans, and their families to prepare for, cope with and respond to the challenges of military service. Learn how our nonprofit helps active military members and veterans in the Northwest region.
The American Red Cross offers a selection of classes where you can learn and become certified in various lifesaving skills. Our nonprofit near you has both online and in-person options for CPR certification and CPR classes, first aid and water safety training, and child care training.
The best way to provide immediate relief to your neighbors facing emergency situations is through a monetary donation. Our disaster assistance programs rely heavily on the generous financial support of citizens in you region. Even if you only have a few dollars to spare, your donation to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund will make a significant difference in the lives of those facing disasters. Make a one-time donation today either online, by phone, or by mail, or set up a recurring monthly donation to make an even bigger difference.
We cannot accept donations of household goods or clothing. Please consider supporting us with a financial gift.
The humanitarian work that we do at American Red Cross would not be possible without our volunteers. We have a variety of disaster relief volunteer opportunities available, as well as potential positions focused on facility management, health and safety, service to the Armed Forces, and professional specialties like photography, IT, and more. Check out our current volunteer opportunities near you.
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Mental Health and the Holidays: Tips for Navigating the Busyness and Staying Mindful
By Olivia Bayuk RN, American Red Cross VolunteerAs I look out my window in Post Falls, Idaho, at the snow slowly piling up on trees and roadways, I realize, with a start, that we have once again reached that time of year -- the time of snow, sledding, decorations, presents, family, and travel. For many people, it is a joyous season, as they look forward to the colors, the music, the anticipation of Christmas morning, and the promise of visits from acquaintances old and new.