HOUSTON (KIAH) This week The American Red Cross of greater Houston opened their doors to the community. The local Red Cross is inviting Houstonians to get involved in order to save lives during local emergency events and in preparation for disaster relief.

This week the red cross is celebrating National Volunteer Appreciation Week and is looking for you to help in any way you can.

Tuesday evening, they opened their doors on Southwest freeway for their “Red Cross and You” event at their facilities in an effort to bring volunteers, staff, community partners and donors together. The public was invited for snacks and fellowship while providing information about opportunities for the public to give back, learn and join the team.

The goal is to better understand all opportunities to help and volunteer.

Communications Director Brittney Rochell

Regional Chief executive officer Charles Blake was also on hand to meet and greet people who attended.

Learn hands on only CPR

CPR knowledge is an asset and can be helpful in case of an emergency or anytime. At Red Cross in Houston you can learn for FREE so you can help deliver lifesaving care to someone until professional responders arrives.

Career opportunities

Red Cross in Houston. Photo credit: CW39 Houston
Red Cross in Houston. Photo credit: CW39 Houston

If you’re in search for a new career or a career change, you can meet local Red Cross hiring managers here in Houston who can boost your experience and skillset. They offer a variety of career opportunities and are currently recruiting leadership team members. Find now if you are ready to join their team.

Help our military members

Red Cross also offers an opportunity to help our service members. Putting together care packages for service members is another opportunity for you to join the Red Cross. teams help pack toads with important items that will be shift shipped overseas to currently deployed military service members.

Red Cross in Houston. Photo credit: CW39 Houston
Red Cross in Houston. Photo credit: CW39 Houston