Red Cross Honors Tulsa Volunteer

Friday, April 4th 2008, 6:56 pm
By: News On 6

A Vietnam veteran is being honored for his work with the American Red Cross.

Lieutenant Colonel John York served in the Air Force as a B-52 pilot. Since then, he's been volunteering with a special Red Cross program that helps service families.  The program has a 24 hour telephone line that military families can call when they need emergency help.

York says the Red Cross then alerts soldiers overseas of the emergency and brings them back home be with their family.

On Friday, the Red Cross honored York with a national Red Cross Award for his efforts.

"Oh, it means a tremendous amount. Oh, but I'm just a small part of it.  What Red Cross does is a wonderful thing for our soldiers. We have people standing by 24 hours a day if they need it," said Lt. Col. John York.

York says they desperately need volunteers right now, it only takes about four hours and volunteers can work from home.

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