Volunteer Appreciation Banquet

NEWS RELEASE

 (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)

12/18/2009

 

Red Cross Hosts Volunteer Appreciation Banquet

 

Springfield, MO – The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross will host its Annual Appreciation Banquet on Saturday evening, Dec. 19, 2009 from 5:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. at the St. John’s Cancer Center on Fremont. 

            At the present time the chapter serves 29 counties and there are over 1,000 volunteers that donate over 100,000 hours each year.  IndependentSector.org estimates that each volunteer hour is worth approximately $20.21.  That amounts to over 2 million dollars each year that chapter volunteers donate of their time. 

            Luke Bolz, Director of Volunteers for the Greater Ozarks Chapter, said, “Our volunteers are absolutely amazing.  We will never be able to thank them for the time they give to their communities….but we are certainly going to try!!”

 

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

 

 

 

 

Joann Moore

Public Information Officer

Financial Development Assistant

American Red Cross

Greater Ozarks Chapter

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO.  65803

417-832-9500  EXT. 107

Fax 417-866-3649

Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107

moorej@redcross-ozarks.org

 

 

*** Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding , wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Some winter storms are large enough to affect several states, while others affect only a single community. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain.

              

                                                    

 

  Click on the link www.redcross.org/BeRedCrossReady for more information!

 

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