Show us the hours!

photo 1You may have received a letter in the mail from us…but we want to be sure we say it much and often. Thank you for your continued service to the communities in the southern Missouri. The service you provide to your neighbors is more important than many of you realize. You are there when families need Red Cross the most with the help they need. You are an irreplaceable part of your community.

In our area we know that 95% of the work being done through the American Red Cross is done by you.

We know that you give 150,000 hours each year. As we continue to proudly tell our story, we need to be able to prove that claim. The only way we can do that, and prove that you are one of us, is to log hours in Volunteer Connection.

Currently we can only show 35,000 hours of service, which is only a quarter of the work you do. This is not about you asking for recognition – this is about ensuring that your Red Cross can be recognized nationally as the leader we are. To be frank, with what we have right now, we rank in the bottom of the nation. When we can prove that 150,000 hours are donated here, we will be in the top 10!

We say 95% of our work is done by you – we know it is true – help us prove it!

There are many ways for you to ensure that your hours are being counted towards our total! Below are links to Volunteer Connection and instructions. In this way we can ensure your hours are part of that picture, including a handy hours log you can use to help you keep track!

Thank you for all that you do!

Debi Meeds; Regional CEO

Kristofer “Luke” Bolz; Regional Officer, Volunteer Services


How to Submit Hours

  1. Go to and log in
  2. Click the “My Profile” button at the top of the page
  3. Underneath your address and contact information, click “Shifts/Hours”
  4. Click “Submit Hours” at the bottom of the page
  5. Click the date you want to log hours for on the calendar page shown
  6. Complete the form

Or Use the Form to email or print:

  1. Go to and log in
  2. Click the “My Chapter” button at the top of the page and pick “Volunteer Hours” from the list
  3. Near the bottom of the “Submitting Volunteer Hours” instructions are options for picking the Volunteer Hours Log you wish to use. (The first can be done on your computer; the other is to print out and fill out by hand.)
  4. Once filled out follow the instructions so you can email or mail the form to Red Cross



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