Red Cross: Supporting Our First Responders

You may often hear or read stories in the news about amazing Red Cross volunteers who respond to help families during their darkest hours, often after a house fire. They offer the residents emergency relief such as provisions for a warm meal and a safe place to stay. What you may not realize is that our deep core of volunteers also support the emergency responders on the scene.  

As local firefighters and other first responders take care of the emergency, Red Cross volunteers are often there with drinks and snacks to help rejuvenate those workers when they take a much-needed break from the life-saving mission.

This photo, captured at a multiple-alarm warehouse fire in Downtown St. Louis this week, illustrates how 24/7, 365 days a year, no matter the weather, Red Cross volunteers are there to lend that necessary support.

*Photo Courtesy: Theodore (Kelly) Sleeper

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