Each April, a week is set aside to honor the men and women that support organizations like the American Red Cross through a donation of time. Volunteers make up 93% of the Red Cross workforce. They teach life-saving skills, help military members connect with their loved ones during emergencies and respond to disasters day and night. And that is only a portion of the tasks they take on to help deliver Red Cross services.
While they all come from different backgrounds, exhibit various talents and help in countless ways, they all share a passion for helping others. In honor of National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, the Louisville Area Chapter blog is highlighting local volunteers and their work with the Red Cross. Beginning Monday April 16, visit our blog for daily profiles introducing you to a few of our dedicated volunteers. We hope you take a few minutes of your day to read their stories. They might even inspire you to become a volunteer yourself.