Today’s Volunteer Spotlight focuses on the great work of our long-time volunteer, Mike Hallien. Mike started his journey with the Red Cross in 1973 when he took a Red Cross CPR and First Aid course. Mike enjoyed these courses so much that he then signed up to lead these courses as an instructor. Mike has held many volunteer positions with the Red Cross in his 50 years of service, including First Aid Team Member, Community Preparedness Team Member, Disaster Action Team lead, Mass Care Team member, and Community Volunteer Lead.
When asked about his favorite moments with the Red Cross, Mike said one stood out: the first time he saw a newspaper article highlighting how one of his CPR students performed life-saving CPR. Mike has enjoyed being a long-time volunteer, especially being able to work alongside other great volunteers. One of Mike’s favorite aspects of volunteer work is seeing the looks of appreciation on people’s faces that he is helping, some of whom have nowhere else to turn. Red Cross service has impacted Mike’s life in a variety of ways, and Mike feels that he has become a better person by the things he is able to do with the Red Cross.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can join the Red Cross volunteer network, visit redcross.org/volunteer today.