ARC Starting Youth Club in SE New Mexico

Hobbs, NM - The American Red Cross in Southeastern New Mexico is seeking youth volunteers for a county-wide Red Cross Youth Club. They will host a meeting on Thursday, February 28 at 4:30 pm at the Chapter Office at 200 E. Park in Hobbs. The club is open to all youth in Lea County ages 13-21 and parents or teachers wanting to be involved.

“There are many opportunities for youth in the American Red Cross. My goal is to give the youth the tools that will prepare them for the challenges of work life through volunteer experiences”, said Debra Lyles, Community Relations Manager of the American Red Cross in Southeastern New Mexico. “By interacting with and assisting those in need, youth volunteers establish a sense of awareness and personal achievement. Volunteering in community service gives youth the opportunity to help and teach others, make new friends and learn more about themselves and their community.”

For more information, contact Debra Lyles at 575-393-7516.

The Red Cross depends on the generosity of the American people to fulfill our mission. To help the Red Cross continue to save lives, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross Local Disaster Relief Fund by calling 1-800-560-2302. Contributions to the Local Disaster Relief Fund may also be sent to the American Red Cross in New Mexico by mail: American Red Cross in Southeastern New Mexico, 200 E. Park, Hobbs, NM 88240 or made online at www.redcrossnewmexico.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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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 www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org

February 25, 2013

Media Contact:

Beverly L. Allen, Communications Coordinator, beverly.allen@redcross.org, (505) 220 3097

Local Contact:

Debra Lyles, Community Relations Manager, debra.lyles@redcross.org, (575) 393-7516