Throughout the month of March, I heard of some fantastic opportunities that many of you participated in throughout your communities on behalf of the Red Cross. As your Executive Director, I am also privileged to go out and serve as a mouthpieces to help expose our services and programs to more of our chapter territory. Together, we were able to strengthen relationships and partnerships in some of our counties with EMA Directors, Fire and Police chiefs, and first responders. That will benefit us going forward throughout 2017 and into 2018.
As we move forward into this month, I’m so excited that we are celebrating Red Cross Volunteer Appreciation in the month of April! I hope that each of you have made plans to attend the Volunteer Appreciation Night at The Ballpark in Jackson scheduled for Friday night, April 28th. This will be a great night of fellowship wrapped up in food, fun and Friday night baseball! I know you will not want to miss the opportunity to rub shoulders with your volunteer peers and celebrate the “year that was.”
As you consider your Red Cross service and those who’ve helped you along your journey, please take a moment during the next couple of weeks to reach out to any Red Cross volunteer “mentors” you have been blessed to have. Make a concerted effort to express your sincere appreciation to them and then look for other new faces in the volunteer crowd of our chapter to “pour into” in the same manner. That’s the ultimate expression of appreciation you can show for those who’ve helped you along the way!
Thanks for all you do!