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Red Cross Sees Increase in Youth Volunteers During United We Serve Program
Date:9/9/2009

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United We Serve program helped involve more people in volunteering at the American Red Cross, with a notable increase in young volunteers, in particular, since the launch of the initiative in late June.

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The United We Serve initiative to promote greater public service culminates on Friday, September 11, with a National Day of Service and Remembrance.

"I truly appreciate the opportunities the national service initiative provided," said Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross. "United We Serve has allowed us to draw attention to the Red Cross mission and to attract new volunteers, particularly young people."

Young volunteers to the Red Cross gave a number of reasons for wanting to serve. Many volunteered to have something positive to do during the summer, or because they needed service learning hours. Some, however, signed up for the sheer joy of helping others, such as one student who said, "I love volunteering and I recently decided to do more volunteer work rather than play a varsity sport my senior year."

The Red Cross posted more than 3,000 volunteer opportunities on the United We Serve Web site over the summer. Lots of people new to the Red Cross indicated an interest, and these prospective volunteers wanted to serve their communities for the long-term. Specifically, 90 percent of people responding to the position postings had never volunteered for the Red Cross before, and 70 percent sought on-going assignments of a month or more.

Coast-to-coast, Red Cross chapters and other units have welcomed new vo
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