During this season of hope and gratitude I want to offer my heartfelt thanks, on behalf of the Massachusetts Red Cross Board of Directors and our dedicated employees, to those who help carry out our mission:
Our volunteers stand ready to help at a moment’s notice to provide care for their neighbors at critical moments, like following Wednesday’s tragic North End fire. And when needed, they travel far from home to support communities devastated by disasters. Since August, 300+ Massachusetts Red Cross volunteers have put their lives on hold to help following hurricanes, wildfires and other national tragedies.
Our partners share with us a common purpose that helps connect more individuals with critical humanitarian support here in Boston and around the country. One example of this teamwork is our Home Fire Campaign that has allowed for the installation of thousands of free smoke detectors in Massachusetts homes thanks to the collaboration of fire departments, community organizations and corporations.
Our blood donors give the gift of life and our financial supporters allow the Red Cross to prepare for and respond to emergencies 24/7.
To all of them and to anyone committed to making their communities safer and more prepared, THANK YOU!
John W. Stadtler
Chair, Board of Directors, American Red Cross of Massachusetts
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