Thursday, February 14, 2019

Letter from Northeast Tennessee Executive Director, Kalen Collins - Feburary 2019

Kalen Collins, Executive Director

Chapter Happenings 

ERV Celebration of Life Party
On January 17, 2019, the Northeast Tennessee team gathered to celebrate the life of our beloved Emergency Response Vehicle #2123. Everyone took the time to share their fond memories of canteening, deploying, feeding and so much more with the ERV. Although we are sad to see 2123 go, we know that she is on to a better place.


Valentine’s Tree
With their creativity, Angela Morris and Glenna Finco joined together to create our Valentine’s Day tree! “American Red Cross Volunteers don’t have more time they just have more heart!” Don’t forget to drop by and grab your Valentine’s Day treat from the tree!

Service to Armed Forces Spreading the Love
On January 30, 2019, the Northeast TN Service to the Armed Forces Team gathered for their first kick-off meeting 2019. Updates and new activities were shared, and the team gathered to make Valentine’s for Veterans! Many exciting things are happening for this line of service. If you are wanting to learn more about SAF, please contact SAF Lead, Greg White (

Local Response
Responding to local home fires isn’t an unfamiliar area for Teresa Rhoton and Gene Egan. On January 30th, national dispatch reported a fire in the Northeast Tennessee area. After receiving the wrong address, they were finally able to locate the affected home. Once they were in the correct location, they also made certain to confirm the problem to validate that we could respond. Teresa and Gene went beyond the call of duty to ensure that our client was safe, by having lodging, clothing and food. Thank you, Teresa and Gene, for going above and beyond to serve the American Red Cross mission!

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