Written by: Tonia Callender, volunteer
As he grew up, contributing some money to the Red Cross became a tradition for John. His service overseas during World War II gave him first hand knowledge of some of the Organization’s activities. A member of the U.S. Navy, John traveled to different port where Red Cross volunteers welcomed him and his fellow sailors. When he got back home, those memories stayed with him, and he continued to donate annually.
John’s motivation for his yearly donations has been the chance to help an organization that he admires: “The Red Cross is a good group, so whenever I have a chance to chip in, I do.” He intends to continue his 80-year tradition as long as he can.