News Eagle reporterThe American Red Cross held a volunteer recruitment meeting at the Hawley Silk Mill, Friday, Sept. 14. There were 15 potential volunteers at the meeting with another 10 people who would like to volunteer, but were unable to attend the meeting, said Linda Barney the Wayne Pike Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator. Current members of the Red Cross spoke of what kind of responsibilities the volunteers would have if they definitely joined the organization.?Pam McPhail of Lakeville said since she retired, she has a lot of time on her hands and she decided volunteering with the Red Cross was a good place to start volunteering. When she starts volunteering, McPhail said she would like to start helping in the Red Cross’s office in the Hawley Silk Mill and eventually work at the Red Cross’s blood drives.?Gin Ost of Tanglwood is already involved in her town’s volunteer fire company, but she would like to continue volunteering to other companies in the area. Ost is an EMT and she said she loves helping because the real paycheck comes from the satisfaction one feels in their heart.?Joan D. Pierce of Paupack said volunteering “fulfills a need to be a member of the community.” Pierce said she wants to volunteer because she believes in the Red Cross’s mission and because she “believes in helping Americans.” Pierce would like to work at the blood drives and outreach programs with seniors and the local schools.?The Wayne Pike Chapter of the American Red Cross may be contacted at (570)253-2310. They are located on the second floor of the Hawley Silk Mill (Suite 204).