The American Red Cross recognizes some community heroes for National Volunteer Month

By: American Red Cross
| Published 04/19/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX — It’s National Volunteer Month and the American Red Cross, Texas Gulf Coast region, is recognizing the work of the selfless individuals here in the Gulf Coast who generously give their valuable time to support people in need.

Across the country, more than 275,000 Red Cross volunteers serve their communities by responding to thousands of disasters of all sizes; supporting the collection of blood to help patients receive the critical care they need; supporting members of the military and their families; helping communities prepare for emergencies around the globe and much more.

Last year, the Texas Guld Coast Region Red Cross volunteers provided food, shelter, comfort and hope to hundreds of families who faced emergency situations. They trained over 20 thousand people in lifesaving skills and provided more than 10 thousand services to military members, veterans and their families.

“National Volunteer Week is time to honor these community heroes for their constant service and support,” said Brittney Rochell, Regional Communications Director, Texas Gulf Coast Region “They are the true heart of the Red Cross.”

Volunteers are more critical than ever as the climate crisis worsens and the need for shelter, hot meals, health services, emotional support grows. The Red Cross is now launching nearly twice as many relief operations for major disasters than they did a decade ago, and with hurricane and wildfire seasons on the horizon, they have a critical need to fill vital volunteer positions.

Disaster Action Team Member: As a Disaster Action Team volunteer, you can be a source of refuge and support when it’s needed most. From home fires to storms, unexpected emergencies happen every day, but you can help as a Red Cross volunteer.
Shelter Services: Support the day-to-day activities within an emergency shelter by helping with reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information or other areas within a shelter. Free online training will be provided.
• Disaster Health Services: These valuable volunteers use their professional skills as licensed healthcare providers to deliver hands-on care to people in shelters. There is also a need for Mental Health Services volunteers.

Visit to get started today. Training is free, but the hope you provide as a Red Cross volunteer to people in need is priceless.

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