Pros: helping client across the nation in disasters from coast to coast
Cons: on call 24/7
I was on call 24/7 for Disasters that occur in my 8 counties. I would respond or send volunteers to respond to fire calls, wild fires, floods, tornadoes, or people in distress due to loss of homes. I learned how to manage a mix of cultures and classes of people on a day to day basis. My co-workers were a TEAM and had respect for one another. The hardest part of the job here was when people were in need and it did not fit into the National definition for Red Cross assistance. The most enjoyable part was seeing the light in peoples eyes when we could help and did so without cost to them.