Monday, January 13, 2014

Make a Red Cross Resolution

by Raul Jauregui, volunteer contributor

Join us in 2014!
2014 is upon us and you’ve probably been thinking about your new year's resolutions. Maybe it’s getting back to the gym, getting your finances straightened out or simply being better this year. As you’re thinking about which resolutions to tackle, I’m encouraging you to make your year impactful to complete strangers -- devote some time to volunteering. It’s a great way to create positive vibes within you and the people around you. It can have a long lasting effect on people you may never meet but knowing you made a difference in someone’s life is truly a gift. 

The Red Cross is the perfect organization that can help you meet these needs. There’s something for everyone, like setting up a blood drive in your local community, learning how to perform CPR or helping victims who are devastated by a disaster. These are all ways you can help the Red Cross and make your 2014 a year full of meaning. 

The motivation and determination to stay active with the Red Cross is the challenge some of us may face, but if you dedicated one day a month to volunteering with the Red Cross, imagine how you will feel in December. It’s like achieving any goal; the way you find success is by being consistent and staying focused. 

So, here’s to your New Year’s resolution! This is your year for all the right changes; just make sure to include volunteering with the Red Cross a part of the change in 2014. It will create wonders in your life and for those who come across the Red Cross during times of need. 

For more information about how you can join the Red Cross, visit to start your application today!

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