Here’s to all the volunteers!
“Here’s to all volunteers, those dedicated people who believe in all work and no pay.” -Robert Orben
April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week and the Red Cross wants to celebrate its dedicated volunteers and partners. These volunteers power the American Red Cross and making it possible for the Red Cross to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.
Our volunteers are central to the work of the Red Cross in our commuinity and in communities across the country, as on average, the Red Cross has 15 volunteers for every one employee. Our volunteers are people of action—whether providing comfort to a family whose home has been washed away in a flood or getting an emergency message to a member of the military whose father is critically ill.
Today and always, we salute you. Your dedication to serving others helps to make the vision of the Red Cross a reality.