Why I Volunteer: Tanya Puente


Humanitarian at Heart: 

At the age of 15 I went on my first humanitarian trip to Romania; followed by 5 more throughout high school and just after. I found that I had a true passion for humanitarian aid/disaster relief and wanted to  do more of it. Continue reading


Why I Volunteer: Holly Thode


I was introduced to the Red Cross through my work and family, but I was drawn to volunteering because of the opportunity to help other people. When my company, Paul Davis Restoration, started getting more involved with the Red Cross, I got to see more of what volunteers were actually doing – how much their work made an impact, and I wanted to do that too. Continue reading

Why I Volunteer: Melanie Cole


I initially came to the Red Cross in 2013 as an AmeriCorps member in South Puget Sound. Before then, I knew very little about the organization and how much impact it actually has on the communities it serves.

I fell in love with the idea that I could take part in helping people in need every day. I wasn’t stuck behind a desk, I was out in my community and I felt like I was truly giving back. Continue reading

Why I Volunteer: Summer Warfield

Summer-WWhile watching the news during Hurricane Katrina I knew I needed to get involved in some way to help.

Once my kids were a bit older I researched organizations that help during disasters and the Red Cross kept coming up.

The more I read, the more I wanted to join. Continue reading