The American Red Cross helps people in emergencies every day. Whether its half a million disaster victims or a single family who has lost everything to a home fire, their work is made possible by people like you, who learn how good it can feel to lend a helping hand.
• Various opportunities to help — Red Cross volunteers provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
• Fits your schedule — Red Cross will work with you to provide rewarding experiences, whatever your schedule.
• No special skills required — The Red Cross needs people with all kinds of different backgrounds, talents and skill levels. And, if you need training, the Red Cross will provide it.
Volunteers make up the majority of the organization’s total work force to carry on its humanitarian work:
• On average, the chapter responds to a disaster every day. Last year 1,058 people lost everything to a home fire. Red Cross volunteers were on the scene to provide emergency food, shelter, clothing and other necessities to make a new start.
• Last year Red Cross taught 8,989 people first aid, CPR, swimming and other health and safety skills.
• 15,775 returning or deploying armed forces members were welcomed home or sent off with love by Red Cross volunteers at Hunter Army Airfield.
• Disaster volunteers were deployed to provide assistance to victims of home fires, wildfires, tornados, flooding and other natural disasters
• Volunteer nurses provided mental health counseling
• Volunteers provided clerical assistance
Find out how good it feels to wear the Red Cross emblem—contact the local Red Cross for more information at (912) 651-5371.