Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Regional Executive Corner with Joel Sullivan - April 2015

Let’s Celebrate Our Volunteers

The American Red Cross of the Nashville Area is honoring its volunteers and the work they do in the community during National Volunteer Month.

Last year, our volunteers helped 398 Nashville area families who faced home fires and other disaster situations. They trained 9,762 people in lifesaving skills and provided 1,865 services to military members, veterans and their families.

I invite the public to join us and become a Red Cross volunteer. Go to redcross.org/nashville to learn more about the many ways people can help and how to submit a volunteer application.

The Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign offers another way to volunteer and help reduce the number of home fire injuries and deaths in the area. Volunteers are going door-to-door in neighborhoods at high risk for fires to install smoke alarms and teach people about home fire safety.

During National Volunteer Month, I extend my sincerest thanks to the 7,404 local Red Cross volunteers who help us fulfill our mission here in the Tennessee Region. They help us fulfill our mission of alleviating human suffering during emergencies.

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