Wednesday, September 18, 2013

National Day of Service and Remembrance

Thank you so much to everyone who came out for the National Day of Service and Remembrance. I hope you all had a great experience doing fire safety canvassing and meeting with the fire fighters. With your help the our communities will be better prepared to prevent fires from happening. Here in the Central Valley fires are the number one disaster that the American Red Cross responds to and most of the time these are preventable.

A big thank you to our brand new high school Red Cross clubs at Buchanan, Bakersfield, Centennial, Golden Valley, Highland, Frontier, Clovis North, Clovis West and Sanger. You all did a wonderful job of leading the project and recruiting volunteers. I am so excited to continue to work with you all on projects throughout the year that support the Red Cross and our mission to serve and help people in our communities.

Another equally big thank you to HOPE World Wide for providing the grant funding for the event and the local chapters for providing numerous volunteers! I was thrilled by how well this partnership went and look forward to the possibility of doing more in the future.

To break down your efforts in numbers:

Number of volunteers: 125
Number of door hangers distributed and households visited: 1895
Number of conversations held: 122
Total hours served by volunteers: 405

Thanks again!!!

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