By Sophie Kluthe
A lot of people outside of the organization don’t know this, but volunteers constitute about 90 percent of the American Red Cross workforce. Volunteers make it possible for the organization to fulfill it’s mission:
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
That’s why we decided it would be a good idea to highlight one volunteer each week during March, which is Red Cross Month! We’re kicking it off with a spotlight on Kathleen Mullen. Matthew T. Breidenstein, Disaster Program Specialist from the Tri-County Chapter, had this to say about Kathy’s dedication to the American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region:
“Kathy Mullen is a lead responder with the Chester County DAT team and also the team’s Pillowcase Lead. With her leadership and guidance, her Pillowcase team is leading the region in the number (1,337) of pillowcases and home fire education provided to children thus far this fiscal year. This is due to her ability to delegate tasks, foster a team oriented environment and develop relationships with program partners. She is a leader and the results show this. In addition to great work she does with the Pillowcase Project, Kathy has been dependable and professional DAT responder. We are lucky to have her as a member of the Tri-County Disaster Cycle Services Team.”
Thank you, Kathy, for your hard work!
To sign up to be a volunteer: visit https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer.html