Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Letter from Southeast Tennessee Executive Director, Julia Wright - September 2015

September is an exciting month here in Southeast Tennessee.  The kids are back in school, football season is here, and fall is just a few weeks away.   As exciting as all that is, I have even more great news. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of friends from Austria and Slovakia.  Mario Promintzer and Sandra Nestlinger from the Austrian Red Cross of Burgenland, and Michal Derzak and Miriam Hyllova from the National Emergency Center of Slovakia, will be arriving later this month to participate in a work study with the American Red Cross here in Southeast Tennessee.   They will learn about the operations of our local chapter as well as visit many of our community partners to gain knowledge about disaster response and preparedness and safety.  Their visit will include attending a Board of Directors meeting and a presentation at the All-Volunteer meeting on October 6th.  You will not want to miss this.

I have not quiet finished with the good news.  Please help me in welcoming Amanda Bisgaard, Volunteer Specialist and Jason Warren, Disaster Services Specialist to our team.  Amanda comes to us from the Ameri-Corp Vista program and brings a variety of disaster and volunteer management experience with her.  Jason Warren transferred from the Heart of Tennessee Chapter and has been working in Disaster Services for several years.  We are happy to have them both on our team in Southeast Tennessee.

There has never been a better time to be part of the American Red Cross.  If you want to find out more about how you can become a member of our great team, contact Amanda at 423-591-6879 or Amanda.bisgaard@redcross.org

Happy Fall!

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