Meridian, Miss. The local American Red Cross celebrated its donors and volunteers during its annual meeting on Thursday evening.
The East Central Mississippi Chapter of the Red Cross hosted the meeting on the third floor of Meridian City Hall. Chapter executive Linda Lauderdale says the organization could not do what it does without the help of those donors and volunteers.
"We keep recruiting volunteers because we always need volunteers," Lauderdale stresses. "It's not just those big disasters. We respond to single family home fires every single day in our chapter. And we have volunteers that get up at all hours of the night to help people who have experienced that type of disaster."
If you would like to volunteer, you can call the local Red Cross at 601-485-5151.