Ray Sullivan Is This Week's Hometown Hero

Giving selflessly is the mark of any good volunteer, but for one Evansville man, it's the number of ways he gives back that makes him this week's Hometown Hero.

Posted: Feb 28, 2021 4:42 PM

Giving selflessly is the mark of any good volunteer, but for one Evansville man, it's the number of ways he gives back that makes him this week's Hometown Hero.

"It's nice to have a smile when you walk into a place and give people help," says Ray Sullivan.

He's known to help wherever he can.

"Ray Sullivan is a jack of all trades and I don't say that lightly," says Ashley Huges, American Red Cross.

Ray Sullivan now spends his days dabbling in different organizations.

"It's just interesting to be able to go out and meet all these different people and use the talents you've got," says Sullivan.

But it doesn't stop there. Sullivan is also known as quite a handyman.

"I have seen him climbing ladders, to changing light-bulbs, fixing cars on the side of the road," says Hughes.

He's the guy who stays busy by being one with our community.

"Everyday life can be somewhat challenging, especially over the last year at least with the pandemic, so just being able to see a person that can put a smile on his own face and others as well means a lot," says Hughes.

Sullivan is not only an active volunteer with the American Red Cross, but an avid donor.

"I just looked it up. 269 units that's right at 33 gallons," says Sullivan.

"That's pretty astronomical of a number and when you think about how each pint has the opportunity to save at least three people's lives," says Hughes. "You're just talking about so many people who have been blessed by his giving."

But for Ray Sullivan, he finds meaning through his acts of service.

"People just need to talk," says Sullivan. "They need to have somebody to sit around with them and talk them through and tell them what's going on and that they are going to be okay and let them express their own feelings."

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