The American Red Cross values its hundreds of thousands of volunteers who help fulfill the Red Cross mission of alleviating human suffering during emergencies.
These volunteers help staff blood drives, volunteer at Veteran’s Hospitals, teach people lifesaving skills like First Aid and CPR, respond to house fires in the middle of the night and so much more.
Here is one of their stories:
INVALUABLE SERVICE Sharah King’s Red Cross volunteer service is invaluable to the U.S. military community in Baumholder, Germany. A volunteer with the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) station on Baumholder, King is instrumental in keeping the office running. She performs casework, tracks volunteers in Volunteer Connection, assists with special event planning, attends Garrison meetings, trains other volunteers and manages the Red Cross Dental Assistant Program. “Since I don’t have a Field Office Assistant, Sharah helps me keep the office open and running. I couldn’t do all I do without her help,” said Kimberly Chromicz, assistant station manager for the Red Cross SAF on Baumholder.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER Red Cross volunteers give their time to help their community. Sign up today to join their ranks and be part of the lifesaving work of the Red Cross. There are many ways you can get involved. Go to redcross.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how to submit a volunteer application.
The Red Cross Home Fire Campaign offers another way to volunteer and help reduce the number of home fire injuries and deaths locally. Volunteers are going door-to-door in neighborhoods at high risk for fires to install smoke alarms and teach people about home fire safety. Since the Home Fire Campaign started, it has been credited with saving a number of lives. Volunteers have already installed hundreds of thousands of smoke alarms in more than 4,100 cities and towns across the United States.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Your time and talent can make a real difference in people’s lives.
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