Alicia Dorr’s 1st Deployment to the California Wildfires was ‘Exceptional’ in Many Ways

Alicia Dorr recently returned from her first deployment in northern California with a deeper appreciation for working a disaster relief and response operation.   As regional communications manager for the American Red Cross Michigan Region, Alicia produces content for the Region’s website and blog, its social media channels and facilitates news coverage with local news …

Having Donated 44 Gallons over 44 Years, Dennis Sandoval Knows a Thing or Two about Giving Blood

By Alicia Dorr Dennis Sandoval knows his way around a blood drive. As the district manager of blood services , Sandoval leads teams to ensure hospital shelves are stocked with blood and blood drives run smoothly in southeast Michigan. Not only does he know how to collect blood, he also rolls up his sleeve to …

Michigan Volunteers Ray and Janie Deliver Hot Meals, Water to People Impacted by Hurricane Ian

Disaster services volunteers Ray Bongartz and his wife, Janie Barner, are among the team of volunteers from the American Red Cross Michigan Region deployed to Florida to support the disaster relief and response efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. They are serving hot meals and drinks to people in communities impacted by the storm. …

Robert Smith’s First Year as a Red Cross Volunteer Has Been a Gratifying Experience

“I saw a Red Cross commercial and wondered if I could be a Red Cross volunteer,” Robert recalled, speaking from the Red Cross chapter in Sacramento. It has been a whirlwind 10 months for Robert Smith, who joined the American Red Cross Michigan Region as a disaster services volunteer in September 2021. In January he …

Red Cross Michigan Region Hosts Secretary General of Libyan Red Crescent in Detroit

The Michigan Region of the American Red Cross was honored to host Secretary General of the Libyan Red Crescent Marai Aldressi at our blood donation center in Warren and at our Detroit headquarters on Wednesday, July 27. Secretary General Aldressi is in Detroit this week as part of the U.S. State Department’s sponsored International Visitor Leadership …