Caleb Woods

A soldier fights for his (new) life

Caleb Woods, a military veteran and freshman international rescue and relief major, wrote about his first day at Union College. We thought it was worth sharing.

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VIDEO: Colleges share rescue skills at International Pathfinder Camporee

Union College teamed up with Pacific Union College to present a two-hour training course for the Basic Rescue Honor at the International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh. A team of 11 faculty and students from both colleges kept things interesting for a total of 640 attendees.

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VIDEO: You’ll never be the same

Want to be a hero? Study international rescue and relief and learn to save lives in any situation. You’ll never be the same.

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Red Cross Club

Union faculty and students managing flood donation warehouse

The Union College Red Cross Club was called into action to manage a multi-agency warehouse in Omaha for donations coming in from around the country for victim’s of the March flooding across Nebraska. Union College Red…

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IRR team headed for Malawi.

Expedition Malawi 2019—update #11 (March 25)

During their last week in Malawi, the international rescue and relief team was asked to provide medical care to displaced victims of Cyclone Idai in the southern part of the country. Read the updates here.…

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Red Cross Club provides emergency relief in southeast Nebraska

The American Red Cross is often a first responder to emergencies, with volunteers handing out food and necessities, finding lodging, and taking care of immediate needs of survivors. When disasters like house fires or tornadoes…

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IRR students fighting the waves

A Wild Education

Imagine waking up at 10:30 p.m. in rural southwestern Colorado and being told you have to save four people stuck in a 500-meter canyon.  And, you have only ninety minutes. For rescue teams all over…

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Planning for the worst

One year ago, Meredith Nichols was in the classroom planning for hypothetical disasters. Today, she works for Custer County in Colorado planning for real ones. The 23-year-old Deputy Emergency Manager never expected to attain such…

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Red Cross group

Union to honor American Red Cross with Community Partnership Award

By Ryan Teller, executive director for Integrated Marketing Communications Wes Carle and his fellow Red Cross Club emergency responders arrived as flames engulfed the house and a family watched their home burn to the ground. The…

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Video: International Rescue and Relief responds to Hurricane Harvey

After Hurricane Harvey dropped torrential rains on Southeast Texas, a team of 24 Union students and faculty spent a week helping residents of Port Arthur, Texas, clean up their flood-damaged homes. In this short video,…

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Caleb with the IRR group in Harvey

Called to serve. Trained to rescue.

By Becky Daniel, director of strategic marketing There’s a swarm of people stacking crates outside a trailer as Caleb Shetler, junior international rescue and relief (IRR) major, double checks gear and directs other Union College…

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“Wherever I am”

By Stefani Leeper Union’s International Rescue and Relief Program creates opportunities for service on campus and around the world It’s a devastating moment: watching your home burn, seeing smoke billow from a house filled with your…

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