Local groups like the United Way of Central Alabama, the American Red Cross of Alabama and community groups throughout the region are stepping up to assist people impacted by the tornado that struck Fultondale and Center Point on the morning of January 26.Continue reading “5 ways you can support Fultondale tornado disaster relief”
This year has thrown us all curveballs, but there’s still so much to be thankful for. Take advantage of the season of thanksgiving by giving back! While you’re making your plans for Thanksgiving, make sure to check out these 7 ways you can donate or volunteer in Birmingham this year.Continue reading “Give back with these 7 ways to volunteer in Birmingham, including United Way”
After Hurricane Sally tore across the Gulf Coast, volunteers from the American Red Cross had boots on the ground as soon as possible to aid those affected by the storm. We spoke with Gary and Mary Mattingly, a husband and wife volunteer team, to hear their story.Continue reading “Mary and Gary share their experience as Red Cross Volunteers during Hurricane Sally”
No matter where you live, a disaster can happen at any time, anywhere—even here in Birmingham. It’s important to be prepared with the supplies you might need during an emergency or disaster. That’s why the American Red Cross has developed three key steps to help keep yourself and your loved ones safe—starting with an Emergency Preparedness Kit.Continue reading “How to build your own Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Kit”
When considering giving blood, its one thing to hear the stats. But it’s another thing entirely to hear how blood donations can truly impact a receiver’s life. We spoke with Khris Anderson, an Executive Director of the American Red Cross and a cancer survivor, to hear how blood saved her life.Continue reading “Your blood donation saves lives. Just ask Khris Anderson.”
When you think of the Red Cross, your mind probably jumps to blood donations. Well, at least mine does. However, the Red Cross does so much more—see how the Red Cross is responding to the COVID-19 crisis both locally and internationally.Continue reading “3 ways the American Red Cross is responding to COVID-19”
In a news conference this morning, United Way of Central Alabama’s President and CEO Drew Langloh, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, introduced the establishment of a statewide United Way Community Crisis Fund.
Birmingham is home to Coca-Cola UNITED, one of the largest Coca-Cola bottling facilities in the United States. I sat down with President and CEO John Sherman, III to learn how the American Red Cross helps each Coca-Cola UNITED employee arrive home safe and sound.Continue reading “Red Cross to award John Sherman and Birmingham’s Coca-Cola UNITED for training services”
Jeff Stone, Executive Vice President of Brasfield & Gorrie, is being honored at the annual American Red Cross Gala. Read on to see why the American Red Cross selected Jeff as their Volunteer Services Hero and grab your tickets to the 2020 Red Cross Gala.Continue reading “Red Cross awards Jeff Stone alongside Brasfield & Gorrie for their volunteer efforts in Birmingham and beyond”
General Charles Krulak is one of the most influential members of the Birmingham community. I sat down with him to learn about his experience with the American Red Cross throughout the years, and why we should consider donating during the holiday season.Continue reading “3 ways the Red Cross impacted Birmingham’s General Krulak and how you can help now”
November 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Brookwood Village has partnered with the American Red Cross to host a community blood drive. Walk-ins are welcome, and donations of all blood types are needed, especially O-Negative blood types. Those who donate will receive a free long-sleeve t-shirt. For more information about giving blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org.
It has been over a week since three wildfires first broke out across Northern and Southern California destroying thousands of homes and displacing hundreds of thousands of people. How can those of us across the country in Birmingham, AL help those affected by the fires?
It’s been a little over a week since Hurricane Michael—a Category 4 storm—ravaged the Florida Panhandle. Here’s a look at how companies and individuals across Birmingham are helping those affected by the storm and how you can too.