Last Night I attended the orientation meeting for volunteering for the Red Cross. For a long time I have wanted to help with disaster relief and emergencies. Every time I see and read about disasters (floods, fires, hurricanes…) I feel like there has to be something I can do. I have a degree in Family, I am a (almost) certified doula, and I have experience dealing with crisis. I would love to be able to use my skills and my knowledge to be able to help families deal with crisis and help them learn how to cope with the things around them.
Over the next few weeks I am going to start taking classes with the Red Cross and hopefully learning how to effectively help in Emergencies. I can’t wait until I finally get to go on a call and help those coping with changing circumstances.