As a Red Cross volunteer, I feel it is important to share what the Red Cross actually does for our community. They are the leaders in the community when a disaster occurs. Plus, they serve a vital role in collecting and distributing blood for the needs of people. In this podcast, Kyle will explain the three sectors of the Red Cross and how volunteers play such a significant role.
Kyle Kriegl, Southwest Chapter Executive Director, American Red Cross of Wisconsin
Kyle has been with the Red Cross since 1997. In that time, he has been a program director for disasters, health & safety, and Service to the Armed Forces, plus he has led three different Wisconsin Chapters. Before coming to the Southwest Wisconsin Chapter in late 2020, he led our Northwest Chapter based in Altoona. Kyle and his wife have family and professional connections in the Madison area, and he said he looks forward to the chance to “do great things” with the team and supporters in the Southwest Chapter.
Red Cross Mission Statement
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.3
Red Cross Vision Statement
The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors, and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that…
…all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter, and hope;
…our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;
…everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;
…all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and
…in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.