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  • 18th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

    Through programs funded by this groundbreaking legislation, police officers and prosecutors are now trained to understand the needs of victims, specialized law enforcement units investigate these crimes, and transitional housing programs help victims rebuild their lives. As a result, annual rates of domestic violence have dropped by more than 60 percent since the passage of the Act, but more work remains to be done.


  • Finding Teaching Moments after a Disaster

    Suzanne Horsley is a public relations professor at the University of Alabama and a long-time volunteer for the American Red Cross, helping with disaster response and incorporating work for the public good into her teaching, research and service responsibilities.


  • Bringing Nursing and Volunteerism Together to Help My Community

    Stephanie Phillips' mother is alive today because of the medical care and 12 units of blood she received during heart operations. This experience inspired Stephanie to become a nurse and volunteer for the American Red Cross.


  • Be Prepared: Helping Communities Bounce Back After Disasters

    Nan Buzard is responsible for the international disaster response and programs of the American Red Cross. Nan believes disasters will always happen, but families and communities can better withstand and recover if provided with preparedness opportunities ahead of time.


  • Creating Community Resilience

    Monica Owens is a Community Resilience Coordinator for the Red Cross in South Mississippi, pilot testing a new strategy for the Red Cross to build resilience at the community level by leveraging and connecting community networks.


  • Saving Lives On and Off the Job

    Mahogany Thomas is a U.S. Probation Officer in Los Angeles, California who created the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, a friendly competition among Southern California’s badge-carrying agencies to determine which agency can donate the most blood, and ultimately help save the most lives.


  • Preparing Our Communities Must Start Long Before Disaster Strikes

    For more than 25 years, through various posts including Director of Emergency Services and now as Chief Executive Officer for the South Louisiana Region, Kay Wilkins has helped respond to many disasters, including the worst natural disaster to strike this country in decades, Hurricane Katrina.


  • Using Digital Technology To Prepare People for Disaster

    With over 15 years of experience with high tech companies and startups, Dom Tolli leads a team of developers to create technology that enables people, businesses and schools to drastically improve their ability to respond to, survive and bounce back from a disaster or medical emergency. His team launched the free First Aid app and the free Hurricane mobile application.


  • Putting a Face on Blood Donations

    In 2004, Brian Boyle survived a near fatal car accident, changing his outlook on life forever. After receiving 36 blood transfusions, 13 plasma treatments, several operations, and months of recovery, Brian now runs marathons and participates in Ironman races across the country on behalf of the American Red Cross.


  • Advocating to End Food Insecurity

    Kathy Goldman is the co-director of Community Food Advocates, Inc., fighting to end hunger in New York City, particularly in schools. Kathy ensures federal nutrition assistance programs are responsive, available and accessible to the people who need them.


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