Black History Month Employee Spotlight: Roosevelt Douglas

February is Black History Month — a time to honor the significant achievements of
Black Americans while making an impact today. The American Red Cross of Illinois Region is celebrating a central figure to the Greater Chicago chapter’s success and daily activities: Roosevelt Douglas.

The Chicago sports fan has been with the Red Cross for 18 years and says that he is proud and honored to be part of an organization that is making an impact in the community and helping people when they need it the most. He has worked in many different capacities throughout the Red Cross and currently works as a Business Operations Coordinator in the Chicago headquarters building. Roosevelt’s knowledge and many years of experience continually contribute to the Red Cross volunteers and staff being able to smoothly carry out the work of our mission.

He says that he has been fortunate to work at the Red Cross as “it has taught me many skills and has helped me to see that I am always capable of learning and doing more. The people who work at the Red Cross – both the staff and the volunteers are special. It is a friendly atmosphere. We all look out for one another.”

Roosevelt also says he is proud to commemorate Black History Month in February as it offers “a time to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of black people in America and as a black man that makes me very proud.”

We are thankful to have dedicated and compassionate people like Roosevelt be a part of the Red Cross, and we celebrate him and his great dance moves!

Roosevelt with Illinois Red Cross CEO, Celena Roldán in 2019

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