Many underestimate the responsibilities our youth have these days, from playing sports, to studying for an exam, to just being a teen and wondering what to wear the next day of school. Amidst all the decisions they have to make as they reach adulthood a handful of students at La Feria High School have made commendable decision to help the American Red Cross by starting the first club of its kind, in the Rio Grande Valley, called The La Feria Red Cross Club.
The club started last school year but officially became a club in September 2012. They have three students that have completed their application and a few more that are in process of getting registered in the new Red Cross volunteer system.
Kay Dene Tamayo is their Sponsor and a long-time Red Cross Volunteer and motivates them to do a lot of good in our community. This year they have done the following:
-The La Feria Red Cross Club recently assisted us with the Holiday Mail at our local Shopping Mall getting the public to stop by their booth to sign cards for our military.
- In addition, the Red Cross Club decorated a Christmas tree at the local Lack’s Furniture Store.
-The organization that collects the most canned goods will win up to $200 for their organization. We’re asking our volunteers to go by and drop off canned goods. This is a Win-Win for everyone.
-The Red Cross Club assisted in serving the food and desserts to our guests, board members and volunteers.
Derrick Chubbs, Division Vice President of the American Red Cross even came to Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner on November 15th and thanked the Club for their service. Derrick says “What they are doing for the chapter is extraordinary.” Red Cross empowers people to help others including our youth, Derrick says “Our youth can do so much, by supporting the Red Cross mission of helping others in need right here in our communities."