Evelyn: Disaster Spiritual Care Volunteers in Action

In a disaster, people often find they are stunned by their circumstances. Adding Disaster Spiritual Care to the other Red Cross disaster services helps families regroup, refocus and transition to the next critical set of decisions they will make. Evelyn says “building client trust” in these events is a primary goal of Disaster Spiritual Care.  Evelyn’s favorite pastimes are gardening,

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A WWII Soldier Finally Comes Home to Rest

With the Help of His Family, Military, Veterans, Partners and a Community of Red Cross Volunteers One night in July 2021, SSgt. Sidney Brookman, an active-duty member of the U.S. Air Force based in Charleston, SC, heard from her grandmother on the phone. “She told me, ‘You’ll never guess what happened — your uncle’s been identified.’” At first, Brookman was

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How an 11-year-old Girl is Reassured of a Prosperous Life

Molly appears to be your average eleven-year-old, who loves to play with her pets and from time to time, chases her two brothers around the house. Yet, there is something very extraordinary about her. As an infant, she was diagnosed with an inherited blood disorder called Beta Thalassemia Major, which prevents her body from generating enough protein to charge the

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Within minutes, the apartment complex was bursting into flames

In the early morning hours of Saturday, August 7, 2021, residents of a Fayetteville apartment complex were suddenly awakened by the sound of smoke alarms and fellow neighbors pounding on doors, yelling “Fire, Get Out!”  Dazed and confused, residents quickly saw smoke and their building on fire. One woman described a frantic scramble to get out after her barking dog

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This Red Crosser Takes Her Passion for Helping People Wherever She Goes

Story by Melissa Kaye, American Red Cross Marsha Kitter knew she wanted to be involved with the Red Cross after an incident while visiting her family in New Jersey on a break from Marietta College, more than 50 years ago. “We were having dinner at a restaurant, and a person went to the bathroom with difficulty breathing,” Kitter explained, who

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After a Medical Mystery, Blood Donations SAVed My LIFE

Story by Tiffany M. Harris, American Red Cross 2019 ended a medical mystery that I had been going through for years. My health was changing and there was no answer as to why. I had several medical procedures, tests and scans after the next. The final diagnosis of adenomyosis was determined by my dedicated gynecologist. This brought me a great sense of relief.

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