We are excited to introduce you to three new faces at the Heart of Tennessee chapter! Say, "hello," to our fabulous interns:
I recently joined the Red Cross family this year as an intern and volunteer in the Disaster Cycle Services department. The organization has allowed me to see the behind-the-scenes processes and has shown me what goes on during a disaster and how the Red Cross works with the local community to come together to assist those in need.
While here, I have assisted with various tasks. Some of the activities I have done are; planning fundraising events, accountability in finances, great organizational and communication skills and disaster relief aid. All in all, my internship has shown me how to run an organization, and the patience and skills needed to be successful in not only running an organization, but having longevity and networks within the community.
This opportunity has been incredible for me. I am a small-town girl from Smyrna, TN, and I have really enjoyed being a part of the American Red Cross, a respected organization that is internationally known.
I have done a variety of things during the course of my internship and have gotten the opportunity to meet and work with a lot of awesome people! I’ve helped to work on community recognition projects such as the Heroes Luncheon, Heroes Breakfast and Mash Bash. I’ve also gotten to know many of the volunteers and worked with them on shelter updates and gone out to a couple of shelter sites to get hands on experience!
Being a part of the Heart of Tennessee Red Cross Chapter has been a ton of fun! I can’t thank their team enough for the kindness and compassion they have shown me throughout my time here. The American Red Cross is such a dedicated and awesome organization and I am very fortunate to have had this opportunity to serve my community in this way.
I wanted to work with the Red Cross because their dedication to their community and the world is so inspiring. I am happy to be able to do a small part in making a big difference.