Postcard from the Field: Saundra Romero, Volunteer

October 6, 2008

Saundra Romero, a Red Cross volunteer from the Oregon Pacific Chapter, appreciates how her co-workers pitch in and support her efforts. She wanted to help with this year’s hurricane response needs and only had one week of vacation at the time. Her co-workers at UMPQUA, a community development corporation, pitched in and through their generous donations, Saundra, received an extra 40 hours of vacation time.

“I think it’s wonderful that they stand behind me, especially since I’m their only tech person. This gives them an opportunity to support the Red Cross through me.”   Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the Red Cross disaster relief headquarters, Saundra provides computer and phone support for other workers.

Saundra’s extended community has supported her in the past too. In 2005, the community of Roseburg, Oregon, came together and raised five weeks pay to support Saundra while she volunteered to assist victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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Audio: Reflecting on an Eye-Opening Experience 10.1.08

October 2, 2008
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Audio: Volunteer encounters damaged American Flag

September 24, 2008
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Photo: Governor Perry Visits Port San Antonio, TX Shelter 9.23.08

September 23, 2008

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Photos: Forth Worth, Bridge City, and Orange TX 9.17-19.08

September 23, 2008

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Photos: Pinar del Rio, Cuba 9.18.08

September 23, 2008

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Fast Facts: Hurricanes Gustav and Ike 9.22.08

September 22, 2008

The following statistics indicate the statistics for Hurricane Ike in Texas and the combined figures of Hurricanes Ike and Gustav for Louisiana.

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