Gaenor Speed has spent the better part of the last 12 months assisting with Red Cross hurricane relief efforts. She is one of nearly 200 trained disaster workers the Red Cross has deployed to Hawaii as it prepares to respond to Hurricane Lane. Luckily, Gaenor is no stranger to hurricanes.
Gloria Mejia was looking forward to her summer in Honolulu, where her daughter lives. As the Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter’s Disaster Services Volunteer of the Year, she had been busy the last several months installing free smoke alarms at Sound the Alarm events and doing casework for people affected by Hurricane Irma in South Florida. Mother Nature, however, had different plans.
Dianne Britton got the phone call from the Red Cross the morning after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. They needed her to support the Red Cross mission of providing comfort and hope to the survivors and the families of the 17 victims. By Friday afternoon, she had arrived in Parkland, Fla.
Bob Livingston logged the most volunteer hours in Florida’s Coast to Heartland Chapter.