Thursday, April 16, 2015

Helping People is What the Red Cross is All About

As we celebrate, thank and honor our volunteers during National Volunteer Week, we are introducing you to real Red Cross volunteers who are talking about why they do what they do.

Meet a husband-and-wife team of volunteers from Pueblo, Colorado: John Goorley, a retired Army officer, and Sherri Goorley, a registered nurse, are Disaster Action Team volunteers who tend to the needs of people who have lost everything due to a home fire.  As John says, “The people we help really need our help.” John and Sherri are devoted Red Crossers and they certainly make a good team.  Watch their video:

Meet Jim Simms, a Red Cross volunteer who has helped people deal with home fires, wildfires and winter storms. He started out helping at a church and saw the importance of opening a Red Cross shelter. Since then he has taken on volunteer leadership roles to make sure the help is there when it is needed. Helping people gives Jim “a great sense of satisfaction” and he recommends Red Cross volunteering for young and old. Watch Jim's Video

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