P.O.C. Jeff Hall
Red Cross Honors Area Volunteers for Community Contributions
MEDFORD, Mass., July 26, 2018 – The American Red Crosswill honor 20 volunteers from across Massachusetts for their service to local communities and the mission of alleviating human suffering today at the Regional Headquarters in Medford at 4 p.m.
Volunteers worked in all Red Cross mission areas, helping people after disasters, aiding our men and women in the Armed Forces, as well as their families, training Massachusetts residents in first aid and CPR, and the collection of life-saving blood products.
The Red Cross has been helping Massachusetts residents for more than 100 years, bringing aid and comfort to those affected by disaster. One of the largest missions of the Red Cross in Massachusetts is the response to homes fires, which affected nearly 700 homes last year. Volunteers respond to assist residents displaced by home fires, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Among those being honored are Boylston resident Linda Russell and Quincy resident Stephen Coady, both of who deployed to Texas in 2017 to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Both Linda and Stephen drove Massachusetts-based emergency vehicles to Texas and stayed several weeks on the ground helping those hit hardest.
If you’d like to attend please contact Jeff Hall at the above number.