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Posted: 5/9/2004 10:09:37 AM EST
I am considering volunteering for the Red Cross and am looking for some input.

I am a General Class radio amateur, have been trained severe weather operations, and also used to be an EMT.

I'm looking for something to do with my training and experience besides telling war stories to little senoritas in Nuevo Loredo.

Any advice would be apreciated, except the "Stay out of Nuevo Laredo..." kind.

Thanks again guys.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 12:22:28 PM EST
(zztop) 'cause I'm bad bad bad bad bad, I'm Nationwide (/zztop)

Back in OKC, after the OKC bombing, I had some community service to do. Since I wasn't going to pick up trash, I went to The Red Cross to volunteer. After 1 week, they asked me to be on their emergency response team. I couldn't because of work, but it was nice they asked.

But, just to let you all know. I was helping them process checks. Checks they wrote to folks for the OKC bombing. It was amazing how many they wrote. Checks in the thousands of dollars. Checks for hotel rooms, clothes, bedding, food etc.

I processed millions myself, and only did it for a week. They started writing them on the 20th of April.

The Red Cross does a great job. Many folks were pissed they wanted to use some of the WTC funds for infrastructure, but in my opinion, it would help TRC be that much more effective. Most everything they had was put together on the cheap.

Anyone who volunteers to help them is doing a great service to their community.

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