Annabelle Moore, volunteer contributor, American Red Cross
The American Red Cross was founded in 1881 with a mission to help others in need. Today, in everything we do we are guided by our five values of compassion, collaboration, creativity, credibility, and commitment. As we celebrate World Kindness Day on November 13, let’s explore how we can bring a little joy, light, and kindness to our local North Texas community.
World kindness day is celebrated in 28 countries around the world and began in 1998. It is a day dedicated to sharing small intentional acts of kindness that will ripple across whole communities. A simple smile, an honest compliment, a “thank you,” a moment’s pause to hold the door or elevator open for someone can have a large impact on improving the happiness of those around you.
Did you know volunteering has been shown to boost your mental health and sense of well-being? It sure has! According to researchers, a study of over 70,000 people found that those that volunteered felt increased life satisfaction and joy.
As an American Red Cross volunteer and staff member each day…
We are compassionate in our goal of respecting and caring for each person as we work to improve the lives of those we serve.
We are collaborative and foster positive relationships with other organizations as we embrace diversity and inclusion.
We are credible and transparent in our actions as guardians of America’s trust. We strive to act with integrity and honor our promises to our local communities.
We are creative in our daily mission to find the best way to serve those who need us most. We are open to change and new ideas.
We are committed to meeting our goals, delivering our mission, and carefully stewarding donor funds.
Here are some ways you can take action and spread kindness today!