Written by JoAnna Jordan, American Red Cross contributor
We’re excited to acknowledge Reyna Garza, a long-time American Red Cross volunteer, who was recognized by her company, JP Morgan Chase bank, for her fabulous work with the Red Cross.
Reyna, a Red Cross Emergency Services volunteer since 2007, won JPMorgan Chase’s first Volunteer of the Year award for her continued commitment to the Red Cross.
Reyna said the best part about winning the award is that the Red Cross was given a donation from the company. “Any way to get more money to the Red Cross — that’s my reward,” she said.
Reyna first came in contact with the Red Cross during her four years as an emergency medical technician with the U.S. Navy. “They let me know I had deaths in the family — that’s what they do; find people who need to get some news from home,” she said.
Once she left the Navy and felt like she was in a place where she could give back, she thought of the Red Cross. “I just like going out and helping people. It makes you feel good to do something for other people,” she said.
Thanks for everything you do, Reyna! And thank you to JPMorgan Chase for recognizing that volunteering is a worthy pursuit. To learn more about volunteering with the Red Cross, visit our volunteer page.