The American Red Cross will be holding an open house on November 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The open house will be held at Valley United Way, 54 Grove Street, Suite 1 Shelton, Connecticut.
Thisopen house is an opportunity for anyone in the community to come and learn about the Red Cross and find out how they can be a part of the Red Cross humanitarian mission as a volunteer in their local community. In addition to prospective volunteers, current Red Cross volunteers are welcomed to attend to learn about additional opportunities and take advantage of new trainings.
“This open house is a wonderful way for the community to hear more about our mission,” said Mario Bruno, CEO, American Red Cross in Connecticut and Rhode Island. “The Red Cross is out helping people every day across Connecticut and around the country. There are so many ways you can help those in need. Please consider joining us in our lifesaving work.”
The Red Cross is driven by local volunteers from your community. Each year, Red Cross volunteers in Connecticut responds to nearly 700 local disasters, the majority of which are home fires. Last year, our volunteers helped install nearly 6,200 smoke alarms across the state, making hundreds of families safer. They helped at blood drives where the Red Cross collected more than 101,000 units of blood to help hospital patients in need and helped support our military personnel and families with emergency communications, support services and financial assistance.
Consider joining the Red Cross mission by attending this open house and learn how you can make an impact in your community. For more information, please email Mar Parsay: Mar.Parsaye@redcross.org.
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/ct or visit us on Twitter at @CTRedCross.