Thursday, November 26, 2015

Giving Thanks: It’s Not Just a Holiday Thing

This time of the year, many of us pause to give thanks for something in our lives. But for those of us that work at the Red Cross, we give thanks each and every day for the dedicated people in our lives that make our mission possible: Volunteers.

Our volunteers choose to generously donate their time, skills, and passion because they believe in our mission. They want to help us, help those in need, and help each other.

It’s because of our volunteers that we are able to respond when a fire department calls us to help a family in the middle of the night. It’s because of them that we can connect members of the military and their families in times of crisis and in joy. Without our volunteers the Red Cross could not provide life-saving blood to local hospitals. Volunteers teach our community what to do in an emergency, from giving CPR to save a life, to helping feed and shelter those affected by disasters.   

On this Thanksgiving Day, all of us at the Red Cross want to deliver a sincere “THANK YOU” to our amazing volunteers, partners, and donors, all of whom make it possible to help our friends, neighbors, and communities in times of need. 

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