Friday, August 16, 2013

Meet The Frederick County Chapter of the Red Cross

Five Questions with Nicholas Geier, Executive Director, Frederick County Chapter of the 
Red Cross

2 E. Frederick St.
Walkersville, MD 21793

How long have you been in business?
The Frederick County Chapter of the American Red Cross was chartered April 27, 1917, so we have now been serving the community for over 96 years.

How many employees do you have?
We currently have 4 staff, but we also have 170 volunteers that help support the Red Cross mission here in Frederick County.

Why do you believe you will be successful in Frederick County?
For nearly a century we have been here to help whenever and wherever emergencies strike; whether bringing help and hope to people in distress, providing critical life-saving training, or supporting military members and their families.  Given the compassionate and supportive nature of the Frederick community, and our strong working relationships with local government and emergency management agencies, I know that we will continue to be successful in providing services here in Frederick County for centuries to come. 

If your company is involved in community outreach, please share with us your involvement.
We work very closely with other agencies throughout Frederick County in supporting the needs of the community.  This type of collaboration is important for all of us to fulfill our mission in serving the citizens of Frederick County.

What are you most proud of?
Our volunteers! Be it a blood donor, a board member, an office volunteer, an instructor, or a disaster responder, I am honored to have the opportunity to interact with such amazing and compassionate individuals.