This week we welcome a guest blogger with the American Red Cross, Alex Glenn, to highlight one of their volunteers, Terry Kinder!
“Terry is a full time student at the University of Florida who is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree majoring in history and looking to complete her Master’s Degree in Education. She also is full time mother of a 7 year old son and still finds the time to help out at the American Red Cross. She has been volunteering with the American Red Cross for almost a year now. Terry is probably one of the first voices you hear from ARC in Marion, Hernando and Citrus Counties if you learned about ARC through the United Way Volunteer Resource Center. She is the volunteer managing the United Way account, enters in all the positions, and follows up with each volunteer who was referred through the website. It’s because of the work of volunteers such as Terry that the American Red Cross can do what it does which is prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Terry, we thank you.”
Volunteer Resource Center & American Red Cross working together:
- Since the American Red Cross began listing their volunteer opportunities with the United Way Volunteer Resource Center, 29 Marion county residents have contacted them expressing interest in volunteering.
- The American Red Cross has 28 volunteer opportunities listed with the United Way.
- The Volunteer Resource Center has just shy of 200 volunteer opportunities in Marion County alone listed on our website. There are hundreds more throughout Central Florida.