Learn about community service opportunities with the Red Cross

Learn about the many ways you can help your community as an American Red Cross volunteer.

Drop by the Thompson Free Library  on Tuesday, Oct. 16, any time between 4-6 pm. Red Crossers from the Northern and Eastern Maine Chapter of the American Red Cross are looking forward to meeting you!

Red Cross volunteers make a significant impact on the community. In the past fiscal year, they’ve responded to 92 disasters in the Northern and Eastern Maine Chapter, assisted 288 individuals affected by home fires and other disasters and assisted 96 service members, veterans or their families.

Volunteers make up 90 percent of the American Red Cross workforce. By mobilizing the power of volunteers, the Red Cross responds to a disaster every eight minutes, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to affected individuals and helping them begin their road to recovery.

The Red Cross also provides 24-hour support to members of the military, veterans and their families at home and around the world, collects 40 percent of the nation’s blood, trains people in first aid, water safety and other lifesaving skills and makes communities safer through disaster preparedness measures.

Consider joining the Red Cross today. To learn more about volunteering with the Red Cross, call 941-2903 x 115.

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