The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to simply say “thank you” to the amazing Red Cross volunteers that provide hope and support to thousands in our community each year. Red Cross volunteers serve in many roles from coordinating blood drives, to responding to house fires, to serving on the board, to serving in public affairs, to many more.
I could not be more proud of the incredible work that Red Cross volunteers have carried out in our community. These passionate men and woman are there from the beginning when disasters strike such as our recent flooding and the hundreds of residential fires. They provide the critical services we are known for: opening shelters, providing meals and snacks, offering health services, assistance for clothing, providing hygiene items and much more. Red Cross volunteers also provide critical communications support to our military families and teach thousands of Mid-Southerners how to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters.
Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether it’s one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by VOLUNTEERS. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.
Thank you to each and every volunteer who serves our community!