National Volunteer Week
Volunteers are the heartbeat of the American Heart Association, and now more than ever, you are an inspiration to us all.
In the midst of profound change, we joined together to make a difference over the last year in ways we could not have imagined. With your support, our organization leaned in, pivoted fast and created new ways of meeting the moment -- engaging supporters, raising life-saving funds and driving impact. We asked a lot of you, and every step of the way, you rose to the occasion.
Your creativity, ingenuity and passion-fueled our response to the pandemic. We want to take a moment to recognize the incredible accomplishments we achieved – together, yet apart – over this last year.
You, our incredible volunteers, have enabled the AHA to nimbly meet ever-changing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, as our world turned upside down, you were right there with us creating all-new digital experiences, virtual meetings and new ways to support the communities who continued to count on us for science-based information, health resources, community programs and patient support. We recognize the mixed and deep emotions each of you have experienced during the pandemic, and we are grateful for your ongoing support.
Because of you, we fast-tracked $2.5 million in rapid research to understand how COVID-19 impacts the heart and brain. We powered a COVID-19 patient registry, continued to champion health equity and provided evidence-based resources for businesses and families and so much more. Thank you.
During this National Volunteer Week, we offer our deepest gratitude for your support. For the countless hours, immeasurable talents and generous resources you share day in and day out – thank you.
We are all in this together, and your efforts will help us emerge stronger than ever.
With heartfelt thanks,
The American Heart Association & Your Support Network Friends