Postcard from the Field: Josephine Smith, Client and Volunteer

October 10, 2008

The lovely lady in the hat you see assisting with mobile feeding operations is Josephine Smith, 83 years young. Josephine was born in Chambers County, Texas and has called Anahuac her home for more than 82 years.

Hurricane Ike brought Josephine to the Red Cross as a client, and she soon became a volunteer. “I have lived in Chambers County my whole life; I know ALL these people, I just had to help my friends.” Josephine feels blessed to have survived and to be able to give back.

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Audio: Reflecting on an Eye-Opening Experience 10.1.08

October 2, 2008
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Postcard from the Field: Rita Underwood, American Red Cross Volunteer

September 30, 2008

Rita Underwood

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.


Photos: Cruz Roja Mexicana Assists with Relief Efforts

September 27, 2008

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Photos: Baytown, TX Shelter and Galveston, TX: 9.27.08

September 27, 2008

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Photos: Cleburne, TX Shelter 9.26.08

September 27, 2008

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Harold James Jr age 7 poses at Cleburne Shelter

DMHS volunteer Susan plays with client Chelsea Romar ARC nurse Gail Howatt assists client Mayra Reyes and 1 mo old Valerie Arriaga


Video: Raymond McGee, 13-year-old Shelter Volunteer

September 25, 2008