The Greater Chesapeake Region of the American Red Cross is pleased to recognize Lynette Whitt, of Owings, MD, as its May 2019 Volunteer of the Month.
Whitt joined the American Red Cross as a volunteer in February 2015. She commits time each month as a Disaster Action Team (DAT) member, working tirelessly to respond to local residential emergencies and disasters such as home fires. DAT volunteers are trained in administering to the needs of disaster victims.
Currently, Lynnette also serves as a Deployment Regional Program Lead and Pillowcase Project presenter. The Red Cross’ Pillowcase Project instructs grade school aged students in emergency preparedness and teaches them how to build a ‘go-kit’ [that can be kept in a pillowcase] for use when an evacuation situation may arise.
Whitt also acts as a recruitment volunteer, helping with community outreach and assisting the development team during Combined Federal campaigns in the region.
“Lynnette is the epitome of One Red Cross,” said Gloria Coliton, Red Cross Sr. Volunteer Engagement Specialist. “Lynnette is always willing to help whenever needed. You never see her without a smile on her face and a positive attitude. She has been a pillar volunteer for Southern Maryland and the region. We are very fortunate to have Lynnette as part of the team.”
Regardless of your skillset, the American Red Cross can use your expertise and is always in need of volunteers. To learn how you can serve your community as a Red Cross Volunteer go to: https://rdcrss.org/2Rgm6xq or e-mail: email@example.com.