Red Cross Celebrating Its Volunteers During National Volunteer Month

Image Provided by the American Red Cross.

Image Provided by the American Red Cross.

April is National Volunteer Month and the Red Cross is celebrating the volunteers that help fulfill its life-saving mission and invite you to join their ranks.  Indiana-Ohio Red Cross External Communications Manager Rodney Wilson told the Region News Team most of the work done by the Red Cross is through their volunteers.  Wilson says those interested can volunteer in a variety of ways, including responding to house fires, answering phones or helping out at blood drives or other activities, but it really depends on your availability.

For information on how to become a Red Cross volunteer in your area, visit

To make an appointment to give blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Lake County

Crown Point
4/10/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 218 South Court Street

4/15/2016: 7:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Lowell High School, 2051 East Commercial Avenue

4/11/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Merrillville Blood Donation Center, 791 East 83rd Ave

4/11/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Student Union, 2400 New York
Porter County

4/12/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Valparaiso University – Harre Union, 1509 Chapel Drive
La Porte County

La Porte
4/11/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Church of God, 2020 East Lincolnway

4/13/2016: 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Wanatah Christian Church, US 30 and 1100 W, PO Box 207


Jasper County

4/14/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus – Rensselaer, 325 E. Vine St.
Starke County

North Judson
4/11/2016: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., North Judson San Pierre High School, 1 Blue Jay Drive

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive.

To get started and learn more, visit and follow the instructions on the site.