News about the California Wildfires and Red Cross – Link/Video

November 17, 2008

A newsroom has been opened for information on the Red Cross and response to the current wildfires in California at

Click the link below to see a video on the wildfires.

Click here to view a story on the Wildfires and Red Cross

To volunteer at the Rock River Chapter go to or to find your local chapter click here.


Isaiah Project Donates Quilts for Red Cross Emergency Overnight Shelter

November 11, 2008

The Isaiah Project donated approximately 70 quilts for residents at our Emergency Overnight Shelter a 48 bed facility. Below is a picture of them accepting a certificate.

If you’d like to volunteer at our Emergency Overnight Shelter you can go to our website at

Cedric Johnson of the Red Cross on Fox 39 Talking about Viditalk and Veterans Day

November 11, 2008

Click here to watch Cedric from last night!

Send a Video Message to the Troops Overseas Tomorrow at Veterans Memorial Hall in Rockford, Illinois

November 10, 2008

Tomorrow, November 11 the American Red Cross will be on hand at the Veteran’s Day Open House at Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N Main St Rockford, IL 61101. In addition to a program guided by the local chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, group tours and Veterans History Project interviews the Red Cross will record VidiTalk web videos to forward to servicemen around the globe. From 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. family members can record a two minute streaming video which will then be emailed to their loved ones in the service overseas.

For more information on American Red Cross Service to the U.S. Armed Forces please visit or call: (815) 963-8471.

CEUs Available for Approved Red Cross Training Courses and Presentations

November 5, 2008

Effective November 3, 2008 training course participants and presentation attendees across all lines of service will be able to obtain CEUs. The Red Cross has been approved by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to offer continuing education units (CEUs) for approved Red Cross training courses and presentations.

You Can Vote from Your Desk or Home Right Now

November 4, 2008

– This post is by Claire Johnson, Red Cross Social Media Guru originally on

It’s Election Day. Have you voted yet? You can’t vote for the president from your desk, so if you haven’t voted yet stop reading this and GO VOTE.

Okay, so if you’re still reading this you’ve already voted. Great.

Voting is fun, right?

Why not have some more fun and vote for the Red Cross on Facebook.  After all, it is Election Day.  With your help, we could win $50,000 from the Western Union Foundation.  Oh, and don’t forget, you can vote once a day for the next 24 days.

We can’t do it without you so, take a minute and help us win.  After all, voting is fun!

Red Cross “This Could Be You…” – Video

October 31, 2008

Have you ever thought about becoming a Red Cross disaster volunteer?

If you’d like to volunteer for the Rock River Chapter go to of find your local chapter at