October 2014 marks 74 years since Bob Young first began volunteering with the Red Cross.
“I started in the third grade,” he said squinting through his glasses. “We knitted little squares about ye big to send over to the troops in England during World War II,” he recalled.
This Connecticut native and retired firefighter has given his time and talents selflessly to the organization throughout the years. He is the Commander of the 308 American Legion and Chapter 29 of the Disabled American Veterans. He’s known around the South Florida Region Red Cross for his work with the organization.
At 83, Bob said he returns day after day — year after year because the organization keeps him young. These days you’re likely to find Bob at the Broward Chapter Red Cross greeting visitors and helping out where ever there’s a need. Volunteers like Bob constitute 90% of the total workforce to carry out our humanitarian work.
We extend a sincere thank you to Bob for contributing to the organization through the course of seven decades! The mission of the Red Cross would not be possible without volunteers like him.
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