Rita Underwood from Wichita Falls, TX, has been a volunteer with the American Red Cross for the past 20 years. She is currently assisting victims of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in Louisiana. Rita said, “It never hits home until it’s one of your own. The Red Cross was there for me and my family 54 years ago when our family home burned down; 50 years ago when our next family home was hit by a tornado; and again 20 years ago when my son needed blood to save his life. I am just so proud to be a volunteer.”
In her spare time, Rita sings the National Anthem at sporting events.