Friday, March 7, 2014

Lifesaver Breakfast 2014: Volunteer Perspective

I’m sure that I am one of hundreds of Nashvillians who is looking forward to attending the Red Cross’ 12th Annual Lifesaver Breakfast on Tuesday to hear the keynote address by Governor Tom Ridge, whose life’s work has, in many respects, certainly run parallel to the work and mission of the American Red Cross.

As a volunteer with the Nashville Area Red Cross, and a native of Pennsylvania, I’m fairly familiar with Governor Ridge’s background.  From his decorated service in Vietnam, to his time as an Assistant District Attorney, a United States Congressman, Governor of Pennsylvania, and the first ever Secretary of Homeland Security, he has long been known as a highly capable leader of tremendous integrity.

The Red Cross, as an independent nonprofit, has always worked closely with institutions in government and the private sector.  With experience in both of these fields, Governor Ridge will be able to share his unique perspective on the value of the Red Cross’ work, and the need to support our organization through volunteering, contribution and community partnerships.

The American Red Cross has always been there to help in times of need; to offer training on lifesaving techniques; to collect lifesaving blood; to serve the troops and their families; and to provide aid and comfort to people in times of disaster.  And on Tuesday, the people of Music City and the Volunteer State look forward to welcoming and hearing a message from our long-time partner, Governor Tom Ridge, as we celebrate our Everyday Heroes for March is Red Cross Month at the Lifesaver Breakfast.
~ Brian Toll is a Red Cross Disaster Volunteer and an International Humanitarian Law Instructor

(If you would still like to register to attend the annual Lifesaver Breakfast, please call or email Mandy Peebles at 615.290.6804 or )

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