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American Red Cross appreciates volunteers

By Mark R. Hutton | Apr 10, 2014

The American Red Cross Delmarva Region is celebrating its volunteers and the work they do in the community during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12.

Last year, our volunteers provided food, shelter, comfort and hope to 350 local families who faced home fires and other disaster situations. Volunteers supported the training of over 8,000 people in lifesaving skills and assisted 431 military members, veterans and their families. In addition, our volunteers worked to ensure over 2,500 Delmarva residents received emergency preparedness training - in the face of disaster, preparation is critical to creating a resilient community.

I invite Delmarva residents to sign up to volunteer and be a part of our lifesaving work. We are looking for diverse volunteers of all ages and skill levels. Go to www.redcross.org/delmarva to learn more about volunteering with us and how to submit a volunteer application. From 2 a.m. fire calls to CPR/First Aid classes to Services to the Armed Forces to blood drives, our volunteers are the lifeblood of the American Red Cross!

I extend my sincerest thanks to the over 500 local Red Cross volunteers who help us fulfill our mission 365 days a year, 24 hours a day here on the Delmarva Peninsula. We could not do what we do without all of our dedicated volunteers!

Mark R. Hutton
chair of the board
American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula

 

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