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American Red Cross to host Information Session

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Join us to learn about the Red Cross and how you can volunteer

The American Red Cross will host an informational session at the American Red Cross, 105 Gano Street, Providence, Rhode Island on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 5 – 7 p.m.

The information session is designed for both prospective and existing volunteers. Prospective volunteers will gain an overview of the Red Cross mission, all five lines of service and about the many volunteer opportunities available. Existing volunteers will have the opportunity to learn more about additional volunteer roles available and meet current and prospective volunteers. 

“Our mission at the Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies,” said Tempie Thompson, Executive Director, American Red Cross Rhode Island. “We are able to fulfill that mission by mobilizing the power of volunteers and through the generosity of our donors. We are a volunteer driven organization and we invite everyone to become a Red Crosser and help give back to their community.”

Every single day, the Red Cross helps people in our communities. Whether it’s one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, or collecting lifesaving blood donations, the vital work of the Red Cross is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

The information session is free and open to the public, NEW volunteers interested in attending the session must register in advance online at For more information please call 860-678-2788.

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 visit us on Twitter at @RIRedCross.