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COD, Sept. 17, 2020: Red Cross volunteers offer much-needed aid

COD, Sept. 17, 2020: Red Cross volunteers offer much-needed aid

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Red Cross volunteers offer much-needed aid

Editor, Times-Dispatch:

Kudos to the American Red Cross. With the horrific, life-threatening fires ravaging the western part of our country, firefighters are struggling to contain something that seems uncontainable. Once again, hundreds of American Red Cross volunteers quickly have gone to provide shelter, food and comfort to all those being affected, both people and animals. Volunteers work hard to meet the demands of many who are suffering from the tragedy. While this is part of the Red Cross mission, it doesn’t seem to get much press. Red Cross volunteers do this so often, especially in recent times with so many disasters occurring. Perhaps they are taken for granted, but it is very important for everyone to know how frequently they are called into service. Without these volunteers, things would be different.

According to the Red Cross, each year they respond to as many as 70,000 disasters, which include single families and large disaster areas with many families. Their work is endless. They always can use more volunteers. I urge everyone to sign up to help.

June Hoye.

Henrico.

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