Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Letter from Mid-West Tennessee Executive Director, David Hicks - December 2018

Happy Holidays, Mid-West Tennessee volunteers!! As we come up on the end of 2018 (and the anticipation of what 2019 holds) I hope that each of you take a moment to assess just how meaningful and accomplished 2018 was for our chapter and circle of volunteers! Many of you not only performed and responded to disasters on a high level here locally- you also made a significant contribution on your deployments to other states and communities.

So, how can we possibly top the high level of accomplishments and contributions in the year to come?  The key is in our recruitment of new volunteers across our 14 county coverage area. We must recruit more “hands and feet” to share the workload in the months to come! If we do, I honestly believe our chapter will achieve the greatest heights of performance we’ve known in the last 5-10 years (if not ever)!

So, how do we go about doing this? It starts with each of you.  I encourage you to make recruiting new volunteers for our chapter a priority in your day to day life. Consider family members, co- workers, and close friends all as potential members of our Red Cross family of volunteers in 2019. January is going to be a month of emphasis for us in the area of volunteer recruiting. Let’s all commit to do our part over the next few weeks to take strong initiative in our search for new additions to our chapter. I want to be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with each of you in the months to come as we continue to serve our chapter communities through Red Cross- but wouldn’t it be great to have to make room for even more volunteers on our chapter teams!?  So….. who’s with me on this?! Now go forth and RECRUIT!!

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