Ava Crawley ('25)

The American Red Cross of CHE

The American Red Cross (ARC) is a non-profit humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance. People all over the world are helping to provide passionate care for those in need. The organization brings assistance to things such as disaster relief, lifesaving blood, military families, and international services. The Red Cross here at East does many social welfare projects to do everything they can to help people in need. The club is very popular and is welcome to all grades. The American Red Cross of CHE along with it’s Vice President Kyle Lehrfeld (’24) believe that even a little bit of generosity from volunteers can have a meaningful effect on others. They strive to grow the club and impact the world one step at a time.

Q&A with Kyle Lehrfeld (’24)

Q: In what ways does your club give back to the community?
A: “The Red Cross organization raises bonds to give back to the community. We do social welfare projects such as veteran holiday cards and making bracelets for children in hospitals.” -Lehrfeld (’24)

Q: Why do you feel East needed this club?
A: “Being a part of this club gives students the opportunity to take part in something from inside the school that translates into something impactful outside of our school. It’s so easy yet so meaningful being a member and making others feel good.”-Lehrfeld (’24)

Q: How much does it mean to you to organize this club?
A: “I wanted to be vice president because of the idea of how I can have an impact on the community. I like that I don’t actually see the faces of the people I am helping because I believe it makes it more of a genuinely kind act. I don’t need a thank you or anything in return, just to make someone else’s day.”-Lehrfeld (’24)

Q: What events are you planning for the year?
A: “On November 8th, our plan is to make bracelets made of beads and string to sell to voters that come to the East building on election day.All of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross.”-Lehrfeld (’24)

Q: How have your events impacted the community in prior years?
A: “Last year, the American Red Cross of CHE got to work closely with the youth advisor, Julie Borsky, from the American Red Cross, to create meaningful programming for members.”-Lehrfeld (’24)



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