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Volunteers Are Part of All Red Cross Programs

Tish Corvino
There are many ways you can get involved.

Volunteers are a driving force with the American Red Cross. With the help of volunteers across the country, the Red Cross delivers services 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

ONE VOLUNTEER’S STORY Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) volunteer Tish Corvino is a regular at New Jersey Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals where she helps organize programs and social events like barbeques for the veterans. Over the summer, Corvino helped lead a group of volunteers at the East Orange VA Hospital as they offered encouragement and support to veterans training for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games held during August in Philadelphia. She attended the veterans’ semi-weekly training sessions where, under the supervision of the hospital’s recreation therapist, she and her fellow volunteers assisted veterans by adjusting workout equipment, helping them left weights and cheering them on.

Corvino’s dedication to the Red Cross extends to all services as co-chair of the Service Delivery Committee of the Red Cross New Jersey Crossroads Board of Directors. She has also previously chaired the Board’s Development Committee and has shared her professional expertise to mentor members of the Red Cross Preparedness Health and Safety Services team. Her community spirit and commitment to helping others has been ongoing since she joined the Red Cross in 2009.

YOU TOO CAN BECOME A VOLUNTEER Red Cross volunteers help members of their community. There are many ways that you too can get involved. Go to redcross.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how to submit a volunteer application.

The Red Cross Home Fire Campaign offers volunteers the opportunity to help reduce the number of home fire injuries and deaths by 25 percent over the next several years. To help combat the threat of home fires, the Red Cross has already prepared more than 44,000 households and installed nearly 83,000 smoke alarms.

If you would like to help when a disaster strikes your community, download the Team Red Cross app. You can use the app to sign up to help, learn about basic volunteer tasks and receive notifications about Red Cross disaster volunteer opportunities in your community. Click the link to find out more.

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 redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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