Experienced nurse makes time to step outside caregiver role to volunteer for Red Cross

Note: To celebrate National Volunteer Week, we are featuring profiles of some of the volunteers who help the Red Cross fulfill its mission in Northern Ohio By Sue Wilson, American Red Cross volunteer April 24, 2020- The worldwide pandemic has … Continue reading

Heroes honored for ‘Acts of Courage’ in Akron

By Sue Wilson, American Red Cross volunteer March 6, 2020- I’ve had the privilege of serving on the board for  the Summit, Portage and Medina County Red Cross for nine years. As part of that, I’ve been honored to emcee … Continue reading

An extra day to make a difference

Leap year provides opportunity to help others By Sue Wilson, American Red Cross volunteer February 26, 2020- The American Red Cross responds to needs in our community 365 days a year. But this year it’s 366 days. Yes, there’s an … Continue reading

Happy first day of winter!

Helpful tips to keep you safe during the longest season in NEO By Sue Wilson, American Red Cross volunteer December 21, 2019- Although December 21st is the first official day of winter, Northeast Ohio has already experienced enough frigid days … Continue reading

Volunteering: The gift of your time

By Sue Wilson Cordle, American Red Cross volunteer November 13, 2019- The holidays are almost upon us and as you look ahead to the busy time from just before Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, many of us feel a mix … Continue reading

Reflections of a former board member

By Sue Wilson, American Red Cross volunteer June 16, 2019- Last week I attended the annual meeting of the board of directors for the Summit, Portage and Medina Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross. But it was more than just … Continue reading

Tips for a summer of water fun on International Water Safety Day

By Sue Wilson, American Red Cross volunteer and former nine- year board member As warm weather arrives in our area after a long winter, many are anxious to get in and enjoy the many natural water resources Northeast Ohio is … Continue reading

April is National Pet First Aid Month

By Sue Wilson, Red Cross Board Member and Volunteer April 1, 2019- You probably have a first aid kit at home or in your car. You know you should have some knowledge in first aid basics to handle anything from minor … Continue reading

Three generations of heroes for CPR

By Sue Wilson, American Red Cross volunteer March 15, 2019- Almost 20 years ago, the American Red Cross featured an article about a grandmother who saved the life of her granddaughter by performing CPR. That grandma, Kate Cherney, was not a … Continue reading

Young lifeguards receive Red Cross award for saving man’s life

By Sue Wilson, Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties Chapter board of directors. Edited by Glenda Bogar, American Red Cross volunteer. Four lifeguards trained by the American Red Cross have been honored for saving a man’s life. Ryan Grimesey, Andrew Bachie, … Continue reading