American Red Cross honors local volunteers for their dedication and service

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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – Volunteers make up 90 percent of the American Red Cross workforce, and the local chapter of the organization recently paused to honor the men and women who spend their time helping others.

Bryan’s office hosted a luncheon and awards ceremony to thank volunteers who serve in a wide range of service areas, including blood donations, residential services, mental health services, interventions in the event of a domestic fire, public safety education and services to the armed forces.

Red Cross volunteers serve as many hours as they wish and they choose the area of ​​work they prefer to align with some of this work can be done remotely at home in the Brazos Valley, or they can be deployed to disaster areas across the country as required.

Nationally, volunteers respond to an average of more than 60,000 disasters each year, many residential and household fires. In our area, there are teams of volunteers responding to house and apartment fires in the Brazos Valley around the clock to help provide immediate assistance to displaced residents.

Over 15,000 nurses and nursing students volunteer with the Red Cross and 25% of all volunteers are 24 years of age or younger.

If you think you’d like to dedicate a few hours a month to helping your neighbors or start training for the next large-scale disaster response, Click here to start your journey.

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