Toasters. Toolboxes. This Gift Can Last a Lifetime.

James Lewis, Red Cross Volunteer

The holidays have just passed and as I sit here I am reminded of all the gifts that were exchanged, everything from toasters and toolboxes to cameras and cardigan sweaters. A common misconception is that a gift must be material. I believe that there is a gift more satisfying than any toaster could ever be, the gift of humanity.

It’s the gift that keeps on giving, and what better way to give than by participating in Red Cross initiatives. By volunteering with the American Red Cross, not only will you work with more than six-hundred simply sensational volunteers, you’ll also be affiliated with one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world. The American Red Cross offers many volunteer opportunities. If you like to be in the midst of the action, disaster response may be your calling, or you might prefer to be a member of the Disaster Readiness Team. Whichever you choose, the rewards associated with volunteering are endless.

Although I have only been a volunteer for about a month, I have gained invaluable insight and experience. As a recent graduate of The Ohio State University, I am eager to learn and experience the Red Cross, and I look forward to meeting other volunteers, helping families suffering from disasters and telling the Red Cross story. Become a positive asset to your community by volunteering with the American Red Cross. It is a gift that is sure to be appreciated by many.

Thanks to James Lewis, Communication and Marketing Intern, for this post.

2 thoughts on “Toasters. Toolboxes. This Gift Can Last a Lifetime.

    1. We would love to have you! Visit us at for a list of available opportunities when you get back to Columbus.


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