As a young girl, Linda Gilliam always dreamed of being a part of the American Red Cross. In December 2015, her lifelong goal became reality. As you enter through the doors of the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee, you will be greeted with a smiling face and a warm welcome. Linda contributes by volunteering at the front desk for 30 hours weekly, greeting and talking with volunteers and guests who come from all walks of life, leading them in the right direction, and loving and helping them in any way that she can.
Linda’s positive attitude, dedication, and eagerness to show gratitude towards others is evident in her everyday tasks at American Red Cross.
“I like helping people and being with people. I enjoy seeing volunteers that come in, giving them a hug, telling them what a good job they’re doing, and how grateful we are for their hard work.”
As a volunteer, Linda assists in any way that makes a difference inside and outside the office. Her consistency in staying dedicated to the organization and her authentic personality brightens others’ days, which makes American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee so appreciative of her kind and selfless heart.
“It is like one big happy family to me – everyone loves each other.”
Thank you, Linda, for choosing American Red Cross every day and not only being a reliable volunteer but joyful in every aspect.