The volunteer of the month for October 2016 is Valerie Clark, a year-long volunteer with the Nashville Area Red Cross. When asked why she decided to volunteer for the Red Cross, she said “I wanted to serve in my community with an organization that is rooted in disaster response.”
Not only does Valerie volunteer with Disaster Cycle Services, she also volunteers with Service to the Armed Forces to help military members, veterans and their families. Recently, Valerie participated in Nashville’s Marine Week where she handed out water to people enjoying the military equipment displays and exercises. She also helped with transporting equipment, communicating with Marine liaisons, and came in early and stayed later to help load and unload equipment.
She encourages other people to get involved and volunteer. “I wish people knew that it only takes a minute to change someone else's life for good. The Red Cross gives their volunteers the chance to do that on a daily basis, in any capacity that your time allows,” she said.
When she’s not volunteering, Valerie is a real estate agent with Village Real Estate and is VP of her local Franklin Noon Rotary Club. She has two sons, ages 20 and 22.
Valerie is a hardworking, valuable volunteer that we are thankful to have as part of our team!