Category Archives: Response

A Helping Hand

It seems to me…. “Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being … Continue reading

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DR708-16 Mad River/Hayfork 8/15

It seems to me…. “Even when a person has all of life’s comforts – good food, good shelter, a companion – he or she can still become unhappy when encountering a tragic situation.” ~ Dalai Lama. To those of you … Continue reading

Posted in CA, Disaster, Evacuation, Fire, Forest, Global Warming, Hayfork, Kathy Noel, Lucy DelMaris, Red Cross, Response, Robin Brinson, Rose Marie Laraby, Shelter, Volunteer, Wildland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Events of 2013

It seems to me…     “History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.”  ~ Ambrose Bierce. While there was much in 2013 that was memorable, … Continue reading

Posted in ACA, Affordable Care Act, Africa, Bomb, Boston, Change, China, Climate, Coup, Cyclone, Disaster, Egypt, Extremists, Funding, Government, Haiyan, Health, Healthcare, Hosni Mubarak, Insurance, Insurance, Iran, Iran, Marathon, Massachusetts, Mohamed Morsi, Moon, Nelson Mandel, NSA, Nuclear, Obamacare, Pope, Pope Francis, Prism, Response, Shut Down, South Africa, Space, Surveillance, Typhoon, United States | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

DR462-12: A Volunteer’s Perspective

Several people have asked what it is like being deployed by the Red Cross to assist in a disaster area.  Everyone’s experience on a DR (Disaster Response) will be different – some people might be assigned to shelter management, others … Continue reading

Posted in Austin, Carlson Wagonlite, Disaster, DSHR, DST, ECRV, ERV, Florida, Gainesville, Lake City, Pelican, Red Cross, Response, Support, Tampa, Technology, VSAT, WAP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

A Personal Contribution

It seems to me… “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” ~ Muhammad Ali. April traditionally is a busy month for my wife and me.  Along with normal activities like re-emerging from the … Continue reading

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Helping Hands

It seems to me… “Each of us as human beings has a responsibility to reach out to help our brothers and sisters affected by disasters.  One day it may be us or our loved ones needing someone to reach out … Continue reading

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