Did you know that volunteers constitute 96 percent of the total work force of the American Red Cross? Without these giving individuals, we would not be able to carry out our humanitarian mission! We rely on volunteers here at the Rock River Chapter.
As a staff person, I can tell you what a valuable experience working alongside volunteers really is. And…every once in a while, someone walks in our lives (or in this case…our office), and not only helps us with loads of work, but provides value far beyond that. Rebecca Donovan (pictured above) is that type of person. Rebecca was recently selected by the United Way of the Rock River Valley as the recipient of their Points of Light Volunteer Award!!!
Rebecca Donovan comes in to our office every week and volunteers her time by doing course record processing. She does everything from entering information on our Health & Safety classes into the computer system to being a detective and finding out the spelling of individual’s names on those records (which can be more challenging than anyone knows!) to printing certification cards for thousands of people in our community! But that isn’t all she provides to the office. She comes in and everyone benefits from her smile, her laid-back attitude and listening ear, as well as her keen sense of humor….always makes us laugh!
So…in closing, THANK YOU to all of our fabulous volunteers that are making a difference everyday. A very SPECIAL thank you to Rebecca Donovan. Thank you for your time and everything you bring to us! We appreciate you every day!