During National Volunteer Week (April 23-29) we will feature the Red Cross stories of some of our 1,750 cherished Regional volunteers who help fulfill the Red Cross mission: to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. The generous donation of time, skill, and caring of ALL of our volunteers make us truly grateful.
Beginning Monday, you will read about a different volunteer each day. We hope their stories inspire others to devote their time and expertise to help others in need.
Regional CEO Mike Parks offers his own words of appreciation to the volunteers of the Red Cross Northeast Ohio Region:
Dear Valued Volunteer,
As this year’s National Volunteer Week (April 23-29) begins, again I offer a sincere “thank you” for the tremendous support that you are to the American Red Cross and for all that you accomplish for our organization each and every day. I continue to be invigorated everyday by the passion and energy that you bring to everything you do and to everyone that you work with at the Red Cross. I am amazed by the incredible skill, knowledge and dedication that you, our volunteers, share with us as our trusted and valued colleagues. As volunteers, you not only support and enhance the work we do, but also guide it. We count on you and you are always there. Again, thank you for all that you do as we carry out our mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. Happy Volunteer Week!
With grateful appreciation,
RADM, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)
Chief Executive Officer
Northeast Ohio Region
American Red Cross