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MUSKEGON, February 5, 2014The American Red Cross is in critical need of volunteer drivers to transport Muskegon County patients to early morning dialysis appointments.


To be a volunteer driver for the Red Cross, an individual must have a good driving record, enjoy working with people, and be willing to volunteer in the early morning hours. This volunteer opportunity begins at 5:00 a.m. to make sure dialysis patients arrive to their appointments on time. The length of the driving shift varies.  Volunteers use the Red Cross vehicles and are given complete training to do the job.


“Dialysis patients with no other means of transportation rely on American Red Cross volunteers to get to their life saving appointments,” said Mark Evans, Senior Transportation Director.  “This is an excellent opportunity to help make a difference in others’ lives by getting up early and volunteering to drive once a week.”


Drivers are also needed to transport blood products to hospitals in West Michigan.  Volunteers would drive Red Cross vehicles and leave from the Red Cross offices in downtown Muskegon and travel to hospitals up and down the Lakeshore.


Help make a difference in our community.  To learn more about how you can volunteer at the American Red Cross, contact Jennifer at (231) 720-4227, email:, or sign up to volunteer through



About the American Red Cross:


The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at