The Rapidian

American Red Cross

CARE Ballet Supports Red Cross fire clients

by (careballet)

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Every year the West Michigan American Red Cross Chapter responds to over 350 home fires in its 12 county area. Teams of volunteers respond 24/7 to meet the emergency needs of families who have often lost everything. In addition to providing funds...

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Hometown Heroes 2015 Profiles: Jamie Hamming

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 04-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

Each year the American Red Cross celebrates the community heroes who inspire us through their commitment to service and their recognition of the humanity of their neighbors down the street, across the country, and around the world. The event will be...

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Celebrate Community Heroes!

by (grpl)

Submitted 04-14-2015 under

Come talk to the real-life heroes that live and work in Grand Rapids. Explore the vehicles and tools they use in their work on display in the streets in front of the Main Library and the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Grand Rapids Fire and...

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Hometown Heroes 2015 Profiles: Judge Sara Smolenski

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 03-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

Each year the American Red Cross celebrates the community heroes who inspire us through their commitment to service and their recognition of the humanity of their neighbors down the street, across the country, and around the world. The event will be...

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Hometown Heroes 2015 Profiles: Frederick Bw'Ombongi

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 03-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Each year the American Red Cross celebrates the community heroes who inspire us through their commitment to service and their recognition of the humanity of their neighbors down the street, across the country, and around the world. The event will be...

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Hometown Heroes 2015 Profiles: Sister Carmen Rostar

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 03-11-2015 under NONPROFITS

Each year the American Red Cross celebrates the community heroes who inspire us through their commitment to service and their recognition of the humanity of their neighbors down the street, across the country, and around the world. The event will be...

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Stay safe this summer with new Red Cross swim app

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 06-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan has no shortage of places to enjoy the water this summer. From the golden dunes of Lake Michigan beaches to rivers, creeks, and backyard pools, it seems that everywhere we turn there is an opportunity for some aquatic fun. However,...

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American Red Cross volunteers & donors honored in "Sweet Celebration"

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 06-04-2014 under NEWS

Last Thursday, the American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids chapter held an ice cream social to celebrate the contributions of its most active volunteers and blood donors. The “Sweet Celebration," attended by board members, volunteers,...

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Red Cross Tornado App keeps GR residents ready for storm season

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 05-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

It's finally spring in West Michigan, that means storm season. After a dramatic and neverending winter, barometric pressures in the Midwest have been sporatic since the thaw, and tornadoes have already touched down this spring across most of our...

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Local heroes to be honored at annual Hometown Heroes Celebration

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 04-30-2014 under NEWS

The American Red Cross' official mission is to "prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors." But what most people don't realize is just how...

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