The Hawaii chapter is concerned about new background checks
By Kristen Consillio
Eighteen months after Hurricane Katrina, American Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter volunteers are feeling the effects of the storm.
The Red Cross has mandated background checks for volunteers nationwide, including board members, after accusations of impropriety among volunteers surfaced in the aftermath of Katrina.
The new rule is unprecedented for one of the nation's most well-known charities, and officials of the Hawaii chapter are concerned that the organization will lose some of its 2,000 local volunteers over the issue."