Reno NV (April 20, 2020) — National Volunteer Week is April 19 to 25, and the Red Cross of Nevada honors its volunteers who are helping people in need, even during the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emergencies don’t stop, and neither do local Red Cross volunteers, who are still providing care and comfort after disasters of all sizes. Due to this coronavirus outbreak, volunteers are providing relief services after home fires virtually, in coordination with local fire departments. Connecting with families by phone or video calls, we’re helping to provide support like lodging, health and mental health services, and emergency financial assistance, as well as link people to available recovery resources.
Here in northern Nevada, volunteers with the Red Cross are providing emergency assistance to military families, responding to home fires in the middle of the night and so much more. These individuals are among the more than 300,000 dedicated volunteers who comprise more than 90 percent of the national Red Cross workforce. “Red Cross volunteers keep our communities strong. Without their energy, flexibility, and deeply giving hearts, we would not be able to carry out our mission,” said Zanny Marsh, executive director of the northern Nevada chapter. “We honor these true heroes who give their time to help people in need.”
BECOME A VOLUNTEER This National Volunteer Week, we ask you to join us and support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross by volunteering today! Our need for volunteers is constant and continues to evolve as we navigate this coronavirus health crisis. For more information please visit www.redcross.org/volunteer.
While we have a wide variety of volunteer-from-home opportunities available, the most critical need right now in northern Nevada to help support casework to military service members, veterans and their families as well as people affected by home fires.
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 or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on social media: FB | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram.