Andrea Lee Bailey began her volunteer service with the American Red Cross of Augusta eight years ago. She became a member of the chapters Speakers Bureau. ... In January 1998, Bailey completed her requirements to become a CPR instructor for the American Red Cross.
Her affiliation with the Augusta Red Cross complemented her community service platform, which emphasized the importance of CPR training in the community.
During her college years in Augusta, she served as a safety instructor, training hundreds of participants in important life-saving skills. She was a poised and informed spokesperson for the Red Cross. ...
In 1999, Bailey expanded her involvement with the American Red Cross and became a member of the Marketing Committee. ... She served on the Marketing Committee for two years, prior to her relocation to Atlanta to complete her degree. In the fall of 2000, she was named as local hero for the United Way of the CSRA for her contributions to the community through her volunteer efforts for the Augusta Red Cross.
During her time in Atlanta, she was active with the Metro Atlanta Red Cross Club Red, which used the volunteer efforts of young adults. She became certified in disaster services and was a member of their Disaster Action Team.
She produced a series of public service announcements for the Red Cross that were aired in June, and was able to visit the Greater New York Red Cross and Ground Zero during March 2002, Red Cross Month.
Upon graduation in the spring of 2002, Bailey returned to Augusta for a short time and once again, energetically, volunteered for the Augusta Red Cross and became a member of the United Way Speakers Bureau. ...
She relocated to Savannah and offered her services to the Red Cross, working as a volunteer with the Armed Forces Emergency Services committee as U.S. troops were deployed to Iraq. ...
Now as Miss Georgia, Bailey has yet another opportunity to share the Red Cross story. The American Red Cross is chartered by Congress to provide emergency services and communication assistance to the military, so the mission of the Red Cross is not taken lightly. As the world changes and the country faces unknown threats, it is important that the Red Cross have committed volunteers like Bailey.
Bailey has developed into a very poised, mature young woman, who makes a very positive statement about the young people of today. She is focused and dedicated, while enjoying all that life has to offer. She exemplifies the true Red Cross spirit
Jana K. Hill
Public Affairs Director
American Red Crossof Augusta
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