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National Volunteer Week Ends April 25th

April 24, 2009

National Volunteer Week ends, but rest assured, volunteerism continues year-round.

Although the world changes, the Red Cross remains just as committed as when it was initially established.

American Red Cross of the National Capital Area not only relies on generous donations made by individuals and organizations, but we also depend heavily on our volunteers to help carry out the Red Cross mission – helping people.

  • If you are a former Red Cross volunteer, we thank you for your dedicated years of serving.
  • If you are current a Red Cross volunteer, we thank you for your continued gift of helping our community.
  • If you have never been a Red Cross volunteer, now is your time!

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Sign-up for a volunteer orientation today! The time it takes to watch a movie is about the time we would need to share just a glimpse of who we are, what we do, and why we continue doing it. Now that’s time well spent!

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Remember…HELP CAN’T WAIT.

Remember…DISASTERS DON’T STOP.

Remember…IT TAKES PEOPLE LIKE YOU TO HELP SAVE LIVES.

Remember…THE LIVES YOU’RE HELPING COULD BE OF YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, OR COLLEAGUES.

Volunteer today.

Visit http://www.redcrossnca.org for more information.

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Volunteering is Good for the Soul

April 24, 2009

National Volunteer Week (April 19 – 25) not only recognizes volunteer work but it’s also a call-to-action for more people to volunteer!

American Red Cross of the National Capital Area needs more volunteers!

We support over 3 million people in our National Capital Area. We need more volunteers to help us educate our community about the urgent importance of training in Healthy & Safety and Community Disaster Education.

We cannot wait for a disaster to happen.

Now is the time to prepare.

Preparedness increases the chance of survival and recovery in the event of a life-threatening emergency or disaster.

When we help educate, equip, and empower more people, they in turn can help others.

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Volunteering not only allows people to experience what it’s like to help others but it also increases their well being.

Read more about the benefits of volunteering:

Volunteering Produces Healthy Benefits (2007)
Volunteering May be Good For Your Health (2007)
Volunteering Good For You (2009)
Volunteering Benefits Everyone (2009)

Visit http://www.redcrossnca.org for more information.

National Volunteer Week April 19-25, 2009

April 19, 2009

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We celebrate and thank our volunteers who give of their time and talents – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – helping the people who live and work in our community. Our dedicated volunteers provide disaster relief services, participate in community events, and facilitate training to empower and prepare our community to respond to life-threatening emergencies that can happen at any place, any time – among many other vital services.

Volunteers make up the majority of the American Red Cross’ workforce.

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National Volunteer Week, observed for the 35th year, was signed into executive order in 1974 by former President Richard Nixon.

Volunteer to help save lives in your community today!

Donate to help us maintain Red Cross’ vital services.

Watch our videos.

If you are a volunteer at the American Red Cross of the National Capital Area Chapter, or you have been helped by our Chapter through disaster relief services, education and training or other Red Cross community services, please share your story! Help the community understand more about how we help and why we need donations to continue our vital services. Send an email to PublicAffairs@redcrossnca.org (Subject: STORY) today!

Visit www.redcrossnca.org for more information.