If an individual can find great reward in volunteering with the American Red Cross, it stands to reason that a couple can double the reward! That’s exactly what several couples at the American Red Cross in Greater New York have discovered. This Valentine's Day, we celebrate some of their stories.
Rick and Nancy Stein
Rick Stein is a proud Instructor of The Pillowcase Project and a Community Ambassador
They started out as Disaster Action Team (DAT) responders, for which they became certified Emergency Response Vehicle Drivers. Both have helped at many shelter activities and Nancy has served as the feeding lead on many occasions. Both frequently canteen at disasters and at other activities in support of local first responders, and enjoy acting as 'friends and family' at Westchester Airport emergency drills.
Nancy Stein is a Disaster Action Team Responder
and works with kids in the Pillowcase Project
When asked what they get out of volunteering for the Red Cross, Rick responds, “We enjoy the comradeship of the Red Cross volunteers and staff. Fortunately, we are in a position to ‘give back’ and feel both a desire and an obligation to do so. Without doubt, it is far better to give than to receive!”
Thank you Rick and Nancy for all you do to support the American Red Cross and happy Valentine's Day!