More than 30 volunteers gathered throughout the day at the eighth annual Red Cross telethon in Greenville to garner donations for Red Cross Giving Day on March 28.
Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising campaign supporting the work of the Red Cross. The proceeds will help people get back on their feet after a disaster, like a home fire.
“I help with home fire responses and it’s really tough,” said Brent Maupin, a disaster volunteer at Northeastern NC Chapter. “We are always in need of donations.”
Volunteers answered phones from 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and welcomed donors that stopped by the WITN studio.
“The Red Cross has been there for me so many times in my life,” said Dwight Price, a military veteran and disaster action team volunteer at the Northeastern NC Chapter. “From the death of my father while I was in Beirut, Lebanon to the birth of my child while I was on the field. To me, it is so important to support this organization.”
A big thank you to all of our volunteers and donors that made this Giving Day successful.