Red Cross Holocaust Tracing
Everybody needs a little something to get their day started right. A cup of coffee. The morning paper. At the Red Cross of Central Maryland the day just wouldn’t begin the same without a warm greeting from Vi Reddish, volunteer senior aide.
Reddish works at the front desk Monday thru Wednesday mornings and her welcoming attitude is the reason she was named the Volunteer of the Month for August 2009.
“From the first day she walked into this building she greeted everyone with a smile and would help you, no questions asked,” says Olivia Dance, Red Cross Health and Safety customer service representative about the reason she nominated Reddish for the honor.
Front desk volunteers are an important component of the Red Cross team. They are the first face visitor’s encounter when they visit us. Good customer service skills are essential to the position.
Reddish, who is a 63 year old grandmother of one, is just reentering the work force after being out for health reasons for the past 20 years. She has been volunteering with the Red Cross since June.
“I am so blessed,” says Reddish. “Everyone here is so nice and so laid back.”
Mark your calendar for the American Red Cross of Central Maryland’s Rockin’ Blues and BBQ block party presented by the Young Professionals of the American Red Cross. Save the date for September 12. More info here. http://www.redcross-cmd.org/PDF/BBQflyer.pdf
American Red Cross volunteer Rolena King stands back stage at the Sounds of Service fundraising event in Howard County on Thursday night. The event featured local bands and inspirational stories about Red Cross assistance in Central Maryland.