Women account for about 11 percent of Buncombe County’s more than 18,000 veterans, but their participation in local veterans programs falls far below that. Xpress checks in with several female veterans to see where they find support — and where it is lacking.
The American Red Cross encourages healthy citizens to do their part at its many blood drives this month. Xpress gathered together a list of local drives and some tips for first time donors.
Mission Health and the American Red Cross teamed up to teach the public about “hands-only” CPR on Saturday, Aug. 18. The classes were held in counties across Western North Carolina. (All photos by Caitlin Byrd)
Ever thought of helping when there’s a disaster, like the tornadoes that struck Rutherford County recently? The local branch of the Red Cross regularly offers training for volunteers. Here’s a report from the latest session.