June 23, 2015 at 1:44 AM EST - Updated July 27 at 4:55 AM
ALBANY, GA (WALB)
Volunteers who help fire victims were honored Monday night in Albany. American Red Cross of Southwest Georgia held its 98th annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition banquet at Phoebe Northwest.
Chapter leaders said they can't fulfill their mission without dedicated volunteers who respond to disasters throughout the 19-county region.
"It's people that actually want to come and serve our mission. Go out in the field; go to people whose homes have burned down. Those are the people that we want on our team and we want trained volunteers and so tonight is the night to honor them,” said Lara Gill Southwest Georgia Chapter, Director.
" If you're active, and like to help people, this is the thing to do," said Bill Hamby Volunteer
Bill Hamby has been a volunteer with the Red Cross since 1969 and has responded to more than 80 disasters around the country including the 9/11 attacks.