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Red Cross Volunteer Recruitment Event Monday in Utica

UTICA, N.Y. (June 9, 2014) — The American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley is hosting a volunteer recruitment event for Oneida County residents from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 16, at the Mohawk Valley Office, 1415 Genesee Street, Utica.
The event is for residents who are interested in helping others and giving back to their communities through the American Red Cross.  Red Cross staff members and volunteers will describe the various volunteer opportunities that are available within the Red Cross lines of service: Disaster Services, Blood Services, Service to the Armed Forces, and Health and Safety Services.
“The Red Cross is always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents and skill levels to join our team,” said Colleen McCabe, Regional Volunteer Manager for the American Red Cross Central New York Region. “With volunteers comprising 94 percent of our workforce in the Mohawk Valley, volunteers play a crucial role in ensuring that the Red Cross delivers its services in our communities. Please join us to learn more about how you can serve your community as a Red Cross volunteer.”

To RSVP for the event, please contact Michelle Walters, Program Coordinator, at or (315) 733-4666.

Media members who would like more information about the event and the roles of volunteers in the Red Cross should contact Colleen McCabe, Regional Volunteer Manager, at or (607) 785-7207.

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 and follow us on Facebook at