First Posted: 8/26/2010
LUMBERTON Volunteers are the vital links that hold a community together, says the American Red Cross, which will host a Volunteer Roundup from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Biggs Park Mall in Lumberton.
Red Cross volunteers will be available to talk about the numerous ways people can help the agency change a life.
There will be six tables throughout the mall with information on local disaster services, such as home fires, national disasters, health and safety, service to armed forces, blood services, and general volunteer information, said Pat Smartt, Emergency Services sirector in Robeson County.
Visitors will be given a Roundup Card that will be stamped at each table and can be turned in at the general table to be entered into a drawing that will be held at the end of the day.
Volunteers are people who care enough to invest their time, their talents and their energy to help make their community the best possible, according to Carol Ann Lentz, executive director of the local chapter.
The Red Cross is forever grateful for the volunteers who support us, she said. No task that contributes to the success of our efforts is too insignificant or too small. Enjoy the enthusiasm and insight displayed throughout the opportunities presented and the ways they expand the resources of the Robeson County Red Cross. The number of ways for volunteers to support the Red Cross is endless.
The local chapter of the American Red Cross is a United Way Partner Agency.