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Volunteers are our backbone! 05 Dec 2013

 


Volunteers are our backbone!

Today is International Volunteer Day, so we take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to all the wonderful volunteers who make it possible for the Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) to continue helping vulnerable Namibians every day!

Volunteers have always been the lifeblood of the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, from its very beginning when founder, Henry Dunant, gathered volunteers to help attend to wounded soldiers.

And the NRCS is proud to continue the tradition of mobilising the power of humanity! We exist to serve the most vulnerable people in our society and without you - our dedicated volunteers and members - that simply would not be possible.

From recruiting more volunteers by setting up school and university Red Cross clubs; helping with nation-wide immunization campaigns; representing the NRCS on the global stage; or becoming future NRCS leaders; our volunteers are a part of everything we do.

And if you still don’t believe volunteers can make a difference, you need to read about Elina Nengola.  Elina is a NRCS volunteer in the Ohangwene region who provides home based care to Mr Petrus Hailulu, who is living with HIV and TB. WhenElina first visited Mr Hailulu in 2011, he was so weak he could not walk and could barely see. Today, Mr. Hailulu says he feels strong and is even fit enough to play soccer. And he says it is thanks to Elina’s support and care.

There is an African proverb that says, "If you want to go fast, go alone ... If you want to go far, go together."

And we couldn’t agree more!

If you would like to volunteer, contact your local Namibia Red Cross Society office or inbox us on facebook at facebook.com/NamibiaRedCross