The month of March brought incredible change to the Tennessee River Chapter. We welcomed Philip Barletto as the new Disaster Program Manager and one week later I began to serve as the Executive Director. Our chapter is unique as Philip and I were previously Tennessee River volunteers and have served alongside our dedicated volunteer base for some time. Together, he and I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to those before us who paved the way and lead the chapter through its transition.
Despite the changes our chapter has undergone, we continue to grow! Week after week new volunteers are present at our volunteer meetings ready to serve the Red Cross mission. I’m always amazed by Tennessee River volunteers and their dedication to the community. While the severe weather didn’t show up at the end of March as expected, together, new and seasoned Tennessee River volunteers did.
I’m looking forward to being out in the community and meeting all of our team. Thank you for allowing me to serve alongside you as a volunteer and with you as staff.