Mark Kumro, a Red Cross volunteer for three years, was one of the volunteers who made the trip to the Carolinas to help with Hurricane Florence relief. Mark became a volunteer after retirement and says that anyone who is considering volunteering should consider the Red Cross because of the variety and flexibility of ways you can help.
In the Carolinas, Mark worked in an Emergency Response Vehicle and a regional kitchen, helping deliver food to shelters. This is Mark’s third deployment. To help provide support to residents of the affected communities, Mark and the other Red Cross volunteers talked positively and asked how they were doing. He says the people in the community were very appreciative of the work being done to help them. One story that stuck out to Mark was a disabled man who always seemed to be in a good mood even after the disaster, and enjoyed visiting with Mark and the other Red Cross volunteers. Mark says that he always feels good to give back and help.
Joseph Levy, Communications Intern