2014 National Volunteer Week Letter From Tom Mooney

Western Wisconsin Red Cross, Volunteer Week Letter from Tom Mooney

Dear Red Cross Volunteers,

This National Volunteer Week, April 6 - 12, the American Red Cross Western Wisconsin Region is celebrating YOU and the work you do in the community to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.

1,200 volunteers serve with the American Red Cross Western Wisconsin Region. Nationally, the Red Cross has nearly 400,000 volunteers, which represent more than 90 percent of the Red Cross workforce.

You do everything from responding to house fires and major disasters across the country, teach First Aid CPR Babysitting and other lifesaving skills, support our military members, veterans and their families, assist with administrative projects in the office, with fundraising at special events, and so much more. Our mission depends on the support and compassion of volunteers like you.

We are overwhelmed with gratitude to see the impact you make in your communities. Last year, Red Cross volunteers in Western Wisconsin Region logged nearly 200,000 hours of service. Volunteers provided disaster services to 337 local families. Trained 48,262 people in lifesaving skills. Volunteers provided services to 2,716 military members. Over 520,000 people were touched with disaster preparedness information. What incredible accomplishments for a very generous, selfless group of people! We are proud to call you our volunteers.

If you know of anyone interested in joining the American Red Cross, encourage them to join us. People can visit www.redcross.org/volutneer to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how to submit a volunteer application.

Thank you. We couldn’t do it without you.

Sincerely,

  • Tom Mooney
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • American Red Cross Western Wisconsin Region