I just returned from an appointment with a man who lost his home in a fire this weekend. The fire burned straight through the roof creating a massive hole that allows the cold air to pour into the kitchen. Luckily, no one was hurt. The Red Cross was able to give this man money for food and a list of referrals so he could find a more permanent shelter. As we conveyed our condolences about his home and wished him the best of luck, he said, “Thank you. Thank you all so much.” I think the stability of the Red Cross is very reassuring to anyone that has experienced something like this man has. This organization really takes care of its community, and it continues to be an honor to intern here.
-By Cassandra Wilander, marketing and communications intern