Evelyn and Raymond Carman have been volunteers in the Charlotte Blood Donation Center for more than fifteen years and volunteer as much as three times each month. The couple, married 61 years, says volunteering keeps them active and involved in their community. Evelyn, 80, adds, “Both Raymond and I love people and we enjoy interacting with everyone who works here at the donation center.” She adds, “We especially love helping and meeting all the wonderful donors who come in."
Raymond, 88, who volunteered for many years with the Red Cross’ disaster services says, “Volunteering really gives us something to do and the fact that it is helping others, is just great. We just love doing this and think others would find it every bit as rewarding and enjoyable as we do.”