Friday, July 18, 2014

2 Fun Unconventional Ways To Give Back

By Daniel Steffy, Intern

With never ending disasters and people in need, it's no secret the American Red Cross is always looking for new donors, volunteers, and service members. But lets take a look at 2 different brand name companies who are working hand in hand with the Red Cross to create unique, unconventional ways for you to give back!

1.)Amazon Smile
For all you people that love online shopping this one is for you. With the creation of the Amazon Smile program, customers shop for their desired items at the same low cost they did on The catch is, Amazon Smile allows customers to donate a portion of the purchase price to their favorite charitable organization. The list of eligible charities is close to a million different organizations, including the American Red Cross. This means you can treat yourself and get that special item you've been wanting, while at the same time bettering your community! To start your charitable shopping spree, or for more information about Amazon Smile, check out their page:

2.) Uber
Uber is a San-Francisco based company with the goal of connecting drivers, riders, and making cities more easily accessible. Basically, Uber is a mobile app that allows passengers to easily connect with drivers of vehicles for hire and ride-sharing services. Recently Uber has begun a national partnership with the American Red Cross and has pledged to help cities and citizens in times of disasters. By downloading and trusting their app to safely transport you when disasters are near, you can help the Red Cross mission! During disasters and relevant states of emergency, Uber has committed to donate its commissions on surge trips to the American Red Cross. Also, Uber will support ongoing community events like blood drives and donation drives with safe, affordable and reliable transportation options for American Red Cross’ volunteers and participating community members. To find about more about Uber and their new national partnership, check out their homepage:

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Red Cross Lubbock Summer Open House

By Daniel Steffy, Intern

On Wednesday, July 30th, Red Cross Lubbock's doors will be wide open to the public! Between 2:00pm & 4:30pm, grab your kids and family members and come get a exclusive look at the way we operate!  

Tour our Red Cross headquarters and even observe our Emergency Response Vehicle up close and personal!

Then, spend some time meeting the people that keep your local Red Cross up and running.  

Here at the Red Cross, our relationship with the community is important to us. Our informed staff will be on hand and ready to converse. Feel free to ask them any questions about our services, volunteer opportunities, and just about anything Red Cross related you can think of! 

For the main event our new Executive Director Jon Farr will be in the office along with Disaster Manager John Cummins. Both have years experience in their perspective fields and are valuable assets to the team. 

For more information about the exact location of our headquarters, check out our Summer Open House Event Page: