"It's important to give people shelter, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We aim to live that out."
Pastor Heidi Hester
Pastor Hester worked with Red Cross to open a shelter at Hope Lutheran in Bozeman for those displaced by flooding
"This is something my family instilled in me when I was younger. I've got plenty so I might as well help others who need it. It's a civic duty."
On why he donates lifesaving blood
"You give a pint and produce it again. And you're helping your community. I hope I never need blood, but if I do it will be there."
"Every pint that I put in is for my brother and his men and everybody else's loved ones whose lives are saved."
A blood drive organizer whose brother died in Iraq
"I still had so much to give, and I still cared so much about people that I needed to do something."
On why she volunteers as a Red Cross nurse
"Just the support Red Cross gave me all throughout the process was incredible…all the advice, all the check-ins, everything was so much appreciated."
Paige received Red Cross assistance following an apartment fire
"I remember looking up at the bags pushing life back into his veins and wishing I could thank the person who donated blood to save my son's life."
Whose son Ellis needed lifesaving blood
"I could have very easily died if I had not been given a transfusion. It was a lifesaving moment for me."
Linda needed blood during a difficult pregnancy
"Mom's been getting some text messages saying there's a critical need for blood, and I thought it would be a good idea to do something to help."
Twin Falls 12-year-old who's organizing a Red Cross blood drive