Shah’s story with the Red Cross began three years ago, inspired by a commitment made to his daughter as she graduated from Georgetown University.
“My daughter told me that she would volunteer with Teach for America at the beginning of her career, if I would volunteer at the end of mine,” he said.
Growing up in India in a family of 12, Shah came to the United States in 1971 with $8 in his pocket and went on to develop a thriving practice after years of hard work.
“I became very successful by many people’s standards, but I realized that it was time to give back to others because I had been so fortunate,” said Shah. “I wanted to leave when I was at the peak of my career and could do the most good.”
His last three years have been devoted to the Red Cross on local and national disasters like the floods in Colorado. His tireless sacrifice serves as a reminder of the breadth and depth of Red Cross volunteers united by a common thread of humanitarianism.
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