September 17, 2008
DRTs, ME News, Vol. 1, Issue 28
Another interesting week in our world, huh? I didn’t catch the name as I drove by this evening , but another PFC, this time from Battle Creek, made the DOT board this morning. Prayers for the family of this soldier, please.
What about Galveston? No doubt Galveston is in need. And there are people there helping. The American Red Cross mobilized volunteers to be in place before Ike hit . One of my co-workers received an email from another coworker deployed last week by the Red Cross first to Orlando, and then moved along to Texas. She said it’s not so bad sleeping with 150 other volunteers, and that they’re going through a lot of hand sanitizer. Prayers for these volunteers too, please.
Disaster Response teams are different from long term recovery teams. They are also referred to as “First Responders." These are trained specialists: fire fighters, social workers, nurses, clergy, electricians, doctors, loggers, heavy equipment operators. The first jobs involve restoring power and water, making sure buildings are safe, and moving large debris so other repair work can begin. Maybe someday I’ll have enough experience and bravery to join that elite group, but for now I’m secured to my role in long term recovery. Heart and soul.
Love ya. Be safe. jak.
Posted by jaselin at September 17, 2008 09:05 PM