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National Volunteer Week: Walter Buzin

Walter
Walter’s relationship with the Red Cross began when he served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War.

During the week of April 6, the American Red Cross takes time to celebrate its wonderful volunteers during National Volunteer Week. Walter Buzin, a Red Cross volunteer, definitely deserves recognition for his efforts to continue the mission of the Red Cross right here in the Lehigh Valley.

Walter’s relationship with the Red Cross began when he served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. He serves as our Service to the Armed Forces poster child and has told his story to local media outlets of how the Red Cross sent him home for the holidays when his family did not have the funds.

In February 2013, he began volunteering with the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter and donates about 5-10 hours of his time every week. Walter has mailed hundreds of introductory letters to the families of new military recruits, and he represents the Red Cross at events benefiting homeless veterans.