Stories from Sandy Chan and Harita Patel

“I volunteer for the American Red Cross because I know that I am making a difference. Whether it is volunteering at the Food Pantry or holding a fundraiser, I am proud to be a volunteer. There’s always the question: What can I do to help someone who has been affected by a natural disaster or to aid those who are suffering in hunger? Being involved with the Red Cross has answered all of those questions. Red Cross has inspired me in so many ways. I have learned the importance of giving back to the community and to inspire others to give back as well. Addressing important youth issues is also something that is very prominent and Red Cross does it well. Becoming involved with the Red Cross has been the best decision I have made thus far. Having been involved since the ninth grade, (I’m a senior now!) I have learned so much about the Red Cross and also about myself. I’ve learned about the various opportunities and services that Red Cross offers. Also Red Cross has somewhat become my second home because I have found myself maturing and developing leadership skills. Through Red Cross, I have discovered my passion to help people and I have also met many other passionate youth. Through ARCMB YAB, I have many individuals from all over MA who share this passion for the Red Cross. I proudly have my Volunteer Pin on my backpack, hoping to spread the word about how awesome Red Cross is and spreading the idea of volunteerism and its everlasting importance. Overall, knowing that what seems little that I do as a youth amounts to something great, motivates and inspires me to continue to be an active volunteer of the ARC.”

-Sandy Chan

“American Red Cross has become a big part of my life, I volunteer because I love making a difference in the community. Red Cross has taught me so much, and I’ve met several new people who have a big part in my life. I’ve only been on youth board for 2 years and I’ve learned more and more about our community and how we can all help. ARC also helped me become more responsible and gave me leadership skills. Even though I didn’t join earlier I’m grateful to have the chance to make a change now.”

-Harita Patel

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