A message to all American Red Cross Volunteers in Northeast Ohio: Happy New Year!! I trust this finds you well and that you enjoyed your holidays. First, thanks to all of you who worked over the holidays—your support to our clients was critical in their times of need and instrumental to their roads to recovery.
Second, I’d like to offer you each a challenge for the new year–2017. It’s something I’ve said to almost every gathering of volunteers since I started more than a year and a half ago so a number of you have heard it before. I challenge each of you to recruit one volunteer in the next 12 months. I ask each of you to identify one individual you know that is, or can become, passionate about our Red Cross mission of caring for others, and is someone that you’d like to work with because they’re nice, and convince them to join our effort by becoming a Red Cross volunteer! If every current volunteer accepts and meets this challenge, we’ll double the number of volunteers we have to better serve the 4.5 million residents of Northeast Ohio. Now that’s exciting!!
Finally, thank you all for your tremendous support to the American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio—we literally could not perform our essential mission without you—thank you!! Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2017!! Best regards…Mike