By American Red Cross South Florida Region

DJ, Heidi and Helga with bolts of fabric.

Handmade Stockings, Homemade Cards, and Holiday Love for Our Service Members!

Helga Schoennagel has been making 1,000 holiday stockings for military members every year for the last ten years! DJ Johnson-Hubbard has been helping her for the last seven.

“We were at a volunteer meeting and Helga was talking about stockings for troops,” explains DJ. “When she said she sewed 1,000 stockings I told her I sewed too.” That’s how DJ was recruited.

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Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces volunteer with a service member.

Red Cross Resiliency Workshops Offer a Lifeline to Service Members and Veterans

As National Suicide Prevention Week comes to a close, we want to highlight the important work our Service to the Armed Forces programs and volunteers are doing to reach out to service members, veterans and their families who may be struggling.
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Gloria Mejia at the Red Cross Hawaii Chapter headquarters.

Miami Volunteer of the Year Lends a Hand in Hawaii

Gloria Mejia was looking forward to her summer in Honolulu, where her daughter lives. As the Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter’s Disaster Services Volunteer of the Year, she had been busy the last several months installing free smoke alarms at Sound the Alarm events and doing casework for people affected by Hurricane Irma in South Florida. Mother Nature, however, had different plans.

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