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Red Cross Honors Southside Area Volunteers

OKC family speaks with Red Cross volunteer

HOPEWELL, Virginia, Thursday, September  25 -  The American Red Cross – Southside Area location celebrated its volunteers through its annual Volunteer Recognition on Tuesday, September 23 at an event at their office location at 22 W Washington Street.

“We are so grateful for the incredible work of our volunteers,” said Red Cross Community Chapter Executive, Rosalyn Andrews. “This event is just one way that we show our gratitude for the work of our volunteers who truly make it possible for us to meet the needs of our community.”

At the event,  years of service pins were given for  5 – 25 years.   Awards were given for Service to Armed Forces, Administrative Service, Community Events, Youth Services and Disaster Services. 

Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies.  It can be for one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, a blood recipient in the hospital or providing card and comfort to service members or veterans and their families.  Our vital work is made possible by volunteers.  It is through the time and care of our volunteers, that the American Red Cross can do extraordinary things for our community and our country. If you would like to join the mission, please consider sharing your time. Volunteer opportunities are available. Call (804) 343-2098 to learn how you can get involved.

 

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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross