So, today starts my week of volunteering for the Disaster Action Team (DAT Team). Before I went to bed last night, I realized, I NEED TO BE READY! Because at any moment this week, I may get the call to drop everything and respond to a home fire or disaster.
I’m both excited and nervous because I assume if I do receive a call, it may not be at the perfect moment and I may have to just drop everything and go! But I do know that I’m so honored to have the opportunity to see firsthand what we do and after the initial excitement of my first call, I know the depth of our mission will take over once I’m on the scene.
If all of Alaska is safe and sound from disaster this week and I don’t receive a call, I already feel like I understand our DAT team better and appreciate that they always hold a little part of their life aside in case they are called upon.
My appreciation of them is growing by the day!
On with Day 1!
-Julie Kent, Regional Chief Development Officer, Red Cross of Alaska
This is a series of journal posts documenting our Regional Chief Development Officer’s journey as a member of our Disaster Action Team for one week. Read Julie’s original post here: