Do The Right Thing Volunteer Call: American Red Cross

Chattanooga (WDEF) – Our Volunteer Call this week is for the American Red Cross.

Tuesday marks their first ever Giving Day.  It’s a 24 hour drive to raise money for disaster relief.

Here is the place to go to donate.

But the Red Cross needs more than money.

90% of their organization is made up of volunteers.

And whether it is flooding and tornadoes in Texas, or a house fire in Chattanooga, an American Red Cross volunteer will be there to help the victims.

In fact, the local branch is sending Emergency Response Vehicle Driver Thomas Meyers and Shelter worker Larry Miner to Texas this week.

Disaster volunteers will staff shelters, feed victims, find shelter for fire victims, as well as management and public relations work.

You will have to take training to do it.

But the Red Cross also needs help with their Blood Services, Nursing, Youth Services, working with Vets & general coordination.

Here is the place to start, by applying.

Then they want to talk to you about your interests and background.

They also have this list of frequently asked questions to help you out.

(WDEF) – Our Do The Right Thing award recognizes local volunteers who go above and beyond for their community.

You can nominate someone for the award at the WDEF website and watch the story of our latest winner.

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