(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)
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.
Public Information Officer
Financial Development Assistant
American Red Cross
Greater Ozarks Chapter
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO. 65803
417-832-9500 EXT. 107
Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107
*** 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!