June 24, 2014 the American Red Cross of Northeast Wisconsin hosted our spring Celebration of Support event. We had 260 staff, volunteers, blood donors and community members attend this annual event. Every year we honor a few volunteers who have gone above and behind. Here are their stories.
The American Red Cross has so many stories to share of the amazing generosity of our volunteers, donors and the great work we do in the community. It is a gift when you come across a volunteer who has the talent and skills to capture these stories to share with the public.
Pakou Lee is vital to the public affairs team. She is involved with writing stories about our services and her experiences and then sharing those on our blog and other social sites. She updates our Northeast Wisconsin Facebook page and Twitter account daily promoting local blood drives and campaigns.
She volunteers at many of our special events assisting with promoting that event through social media or helping where needed. For the past two years she has assisted at the Packers 5k, along with bringing her nieces to help, our Dancing with Our Stars kick off and many fundraising events for our Star Dancers.
Pakou has taken training classes in public affairs to gain additional knowledge and did her first live television interview as a Red Cross spokesperson this year. Through her volunteer experience, she received a promotion with her employer working on their social media team.
She has a wonderful talent of being able to draw people in with her words. It is for her dedication and commitment to sharing the Red Cross story that honored Pakou Lee with the Rookie of the Year Award.