Here we are, just a couple weeks away from saying goodbye to 2015. We have a lot to be proud of here at the Heart of Tennessee Chapter, as it has been a busy year. We have responded to house fires in all 17 of the counties we cover and have assisted home fire clients with food, clothing, shelter, a smile and hope. I am amazed every day of the strength our volunteers have to go out and help their neighbors even if it means going out at 3:00 in the morning or responding to multiple situations in just a matter of hours of each other. To our volunteers I say “Thank You” for what you do, and I am proud and honored to be a part of what you do.
Not only did we respond to house fires this year, we responded to multiple counties during last winter’s ice storms. Once again, our volunteers were ready to give comfort to those who were in need. We were joined by others across the state who came to support us, and for that I am thankful. As you know, it is a team effort when it comes to the things we do here at the American Red Cross and I am thankful that the Tennessee Region is strong and our volunteers across the state are willing to support others.
As we wrap of 2015, I challenge you to look back on what has happened in your life and focus on all the good. I encourage you to continue to support your community by volunteering, helping others, doing the right things, continuing to share your financial donations so that others that are misfortunate can have a brighter day, support our men and women in uniform, love your family, love your country and be thankful for the things we have. Have a great December and we will see you in 2016!