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Red Cross Urges People to Volunteer in NH

If you like helping people, the Red Cross is the place for you.

CONCORD, NH, April 22, 2013 — This National Volunteer Week, April 21-27, the New Hampshire Region is celebrating its dedicated volunteers and partners. These volunteers power the American Red Cross, making it possible for the organization to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.

The Red Cross is also encouraging people who have been thinking about volunteering to take the plunge. People wanting to make a difference should contact the New Hampshire Region to learn about getting involved. Right now the Red Cross especially needs people who can donate their time responding to disasters, teaching and training others, applying a specialized skill or volunteering their time at one of our local offices.

Volunteers are central to the work of the Red Cross in New Hampshire and in communities across the country, as on average, the Red Cross has 15 volunteers for every one employee. These volunteers are people in action—whether providing comfort to a family whose home has been washed away in a flood or getting an emergency message to a member of the military whose father is critically ill.

American Red Cross volunteers...

• Teach first aid, CPR, swimming and other lifesaving skills.

• Respond to disasters and reconnect families separated by disasters or conflict.

• Support blood drives across the country.

• Help veterans, members of the military and their families in the U.S. and overseas.

Red Cross volunteers are united by their service and the feeling that in changing others’ lives, their lives are also changed. To volunteer, contact the New Hampshire Region at or by calling 1-800-464-6692.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or call us at 1- 800-464-6692. Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross in New Hampshire at P.O. Box 2528, Concord, NH 03302-2528. Please consider joining us as we empower others to prepare, prevent and respond to emergencies.