One of the vision statements of the American Red Cross is that through our strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, we are always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action, so that in an emergency, there are always trained people nearby ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.
One of the...
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By Brian Wise
The American Red Cross has been busy the past few weeks helping residents of Texas and surrounding states recover from severe weather, including flooding that hit many communities. Red Cross volunteers helped in many ways, including supporting shelters, distributing food and water and keeping affected residents informed.
I have often shared the story that “The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering, down the street, across the country and around the globe” to describe the scope of service of our organization. This rings very true today.
“Down the street” in La Plata County, Red Cross volunteers have been...