When a family loses their home due to fire and the Red Cross responds, it’s more than likely a volunteer who helps that family find food, lodging and other immediate assistance.
More than 90% of the American Red Cross workforce is comprised of volunteers, people who donate their time and talent to help people in need every day.
Many volunteers have been with the Red Cross for years, in some cases, decades…providing disaster services, collecting blood, teaching CPR and First Aid, even answering phones. We honor everyone who donates their time at various Volunteer Recognition Ceremonies throughout the region.
Volunteers from the Lake Erie /Heartland Chapter were honored during a ceremony in September. Look for future articles on honoring volunteers from the Summit, Portage and Medina Counties Chapter and Lake to River, which covers Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and Jefferson Counties.