Alleviating Human Suffering

Melody Birkett

The American Red Cross just celebrated the 100th anniversary of alleviating human suffering through disaster relief ranging from home fires to devastating floods, earthquakes and wildfires. The organization also supports the hurting through blood donations, first-aid training, service to military families and more.

Melody Birkett first experienced the power of Red Cross volunteers as a reporter for Phoenix radio stations when she saw them respond to disasters throughout the state. Today, as Regional Communications Director for the Arizona-New Mexico Region, she is helping to tell the stories of the organization, its dedicated volunteers and the people it helps.

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Original air date: January 4, 2024.

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