August 17, 2012

Ride for the Red!!

Name of Organization or Cause *
Ride for the Red

Huong Nguyen* - National American Miss New York Jr Teen

Total Time Served* -  5 hours

   Having been an active volunteer for the American Red Cross for the past 2 years, I had the wonderful opportunity of assisting my local Red Cross in their annual Ride for the Red fundraiser event this summer on September 2nd and 3rd. At the 2-day event, I spent 5 hours of my time helping in various ways such as presenting a plaque in thanks to Wegmans Food Markets for being one of the Red Cross's most generous sponsors and helping with the clambake, vendors, and entertainments. I was able to bring awareness to my community by talking to several community members about the Red Cross and what the organization's mission is all about. Not only was this benefit a huge success in bringing the community together for a great cause, but we were able to raise a significant amount of funds to support the Red Cross. Events like Ride for the Red are essential in enabling my local Red Cross to provide for food pantries, blood services, disaster reliefs, and armed forces emergency services through out the year. Therefore, I take much honor in being able to be involved in such a fun event with the most dedicated volunteers of my community for the Red Cross, one of the leading humanitarian organizations of our nation.

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