On Being A Volunteer In Rural Oregon

“When the local Red Cross volunteer arrives at the scene, their goal is to assess the situation, provide comfort and immediate assistance to the family in the form of shelter, food, clothing and mental health aid. Most of all, their job is to help that family regain a sense of safety.[In Northeastern Oregon] All of this service is provided by less than 15 dedicated core disaster volunteers. Yep, you read that right, less than 15 people provide this remarkable service.It is with great privilege that I have been given the opportunity to serve with all these local disaster volunteers. Having been a volunteer for the American Red Cross for more than 10 years in many different chapters, I can say that being a volunteer in rural Oregon has been the most rewarding.”Read the whole Hermiston Herald article from Oregon volunteer, Mike Mathisen