Part of Your Life

Giving more than help in hope.

"It was 2:30 a.m. and I was called to respond to a house fire in Euclid.

When I arrived, I encountered two girls, who were devastated by the fire.

I immediately contacted the Red Cross mental health volunteer on-call, who responded quickly and spend more than an hour with the girls.

The family couldn't believe that we would actually come out in the middle of the night to help them. I'm glad we gave them something new to believe in."

Bill Conley has made the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland part of his life since September of 2000 when he became a Disaster Action Team member.

Clevelander rises like a phoenix.

"I first encountered the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland after my apartment burned down. I lost everything. But the Red Cross arrived and helped me get back on my feet.

I'll never forget what the Red Cross did for me and I wanted to help give back, so I became a volunteer.

I worked on an on-air telethon to help benefit Hurricane Katrina victims and little did I know, my relatives who lived in New Orleans would be just a few of the many victims helped from the money raised."

Joyce Puryear-Robinson's volunteer work with the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland ranges from working black-tie galas to distributing information at community events.

Hometown Super Hero at Huntington Beach.

"In the summer of 2004, a team of aquatic professionals and I worked together to avert a possible drowning at Huntington Beach in Bay Village.

We pulled a submerged, unresponsive man from the water and performed CPR until the rescue squad arrived. Following the stay in ICU, the victim was released from the hospital.

Later that same year, two other individuals and I were recognized as Red Cross Heroes."

Carolyn Hollingsworth is more than a Red Cross volunteer and trainer. She also provides life-saving information as the Aquatic/Facility manager for the Cleveland Metroparks.

To become a Red Cross volunteer, to donate, or to learn more about the training programs, please call 216.431.3010.

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