Red Cross volunteers serve our neighbors in need every day. They’re on the scene of home fires. They’re preparing our community for hurricanes and installing smoke alarms in our neighbors’ homes. They’re serving veterans and military members deployed around the world.
This Saturday, American Red Cross is opening its doors to the entire community for an Open House at the Greater Orlando Chapter. Everyone who is interested in making a difference and learning how to become a Red Cross volunteer is welcome!
Light refreshments will be served at this free event on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m at 5 North Bumby Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803. Visitors will meet and chat with outstanding local volunteers, explore the Red Cross facility, learn about exciting volunteer opportunities, and get a chance to become a volunteer themselves.
“We are proud of our volunteers – each of whom is a local resident who stepped up to answer the call when they saw their neighbors in need,” said Linda Jorge Carbone, Chief Executive Officer of the Central Florida Region. “We encourage everyone to join us to learn about the Red Cross and discover how they can become part of our amazing team.
More than ninety percent of American Red Cross services are delivered and coordinated by volunteers. These volunteers are your neighbors from across Greater Orlando who have donated their time to help provide critical emergency services to local families in need.
Use your time and talent to change a life by becoming a Red Cross volunteer. Join us this Saturday to learn about available volunteer opportunities for you to make a difference in our community.
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.