This past year has brought new volunteers, new goals and a renewed sense of excitement for each Red Cross chapter across the region. In Fiscal Year 2016 (July 2015-June 2016) our chapter leads the state of Tennessee in volunteer recruitment and retention! We have seen a burst of excitement at the Tennessee River Chapter to continue a mission that will be celebrated in FY17 as 100 years of giving….100 years of passion and a desire to help families that are in need of hope for the future.
We are facing this year with a renewed goal to help everyone within our 12 county areas who are looking for a hero in the darkest time of their lives. We, our staff and volunteers, vow to be there with support and a hug, 24/7, 365 days a year.
As our 100th year serving Tennessee begins, we as an organization look back and honor the wonderful volunteers and staff members that have carried our mission this far! From the time of Clara Barton to the present, this organization is still showing up and helping people across the globe. What a privilege to be part of an organization with this kind of heart! When I see our Red Cross symbol, my heart fills with pride to be part of a mission that is this vast, that stretches across this country as well as internationally!
So, bring on the new year, we have volunteers on call to show up and make a difference in every community that we serve!