Episode 29 | A Conversation With the Director of South Central Ohio Chapter of the Red Cross Matt Riddle

In this episode of The Good Stuff podcast, host Andy Tomlinson interviews Matt Riddle. They talk about how Matt got involved in the Red Cross, all the different lines of service that the Red Cross provides in our community, and the dire need for blood today.

Episode Highlights:

  • Matt tells us more about himself and shares a bit of his background story. (1:42)
  • Matt shares how he manages the American Red Cross mission. (5:26)
  • Matt explains how the people from the American Red Cross work and operate during a crisis. (9:28)
  • Matt tells us that in a blood crisis it is important to keep your appointment. (13:05)
  • Matt shares how they helped their neighbors in Kentucky after the tornado. (17:19)
  • Matt shares the operating procedures when a disaster happens. (20:24)
  • Matt explains how people can donate or volunteer. (23:50)
  • Matt shares about the his podcast, Hear From a Hero. (26:57)
  • Matt shares his favorite breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot. (30:34)
  • Matt shares the book that he is currently reading. (31:45)  
  • Matt shares that he is more of a night owl. (33:18)

Key Quotes:

  • “One thing I know about the Red Cross is we’re very resilient, and our communities match that intensity.” – Matt Riddle
  • “I think all the above, I like people’s passion, time, and effort over their treasure. That’s just kind of who I am as a person. So I guess what I mean by that is we could always use more volunteers. ” – Matt Riddle
  • “It revolves around the generosity of donors and the power of all of our volunteers. The organization is very volunteer-driven.” – Matt Riddle

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