|Jason Heddings, |
Disaster Action Team Captain
Jason still remembers his first disaster call -- a single family home fire, late at night and freezing cold, at a house belonging to a husband and wife pregnant with their first baby. Jason and the Disasters Action Team were able to arrange for a Red Cross feeding vehicle to come support the family and the first responders. “You don’t know what their situation is or why there was a fire, but you can see their gratitude and have the feeling that you are really helping,” said Jason.
|Volunteers offer assistance at a home fire.|
Working with clients is the most rewarding part for Jason. “It is 2 a.m. and the phone rings while you are asleep or you are in the middle of dinner, but as soon as you get to meet the clients face to face, it makes it worthwhile,” Jason said, adding, “I don't know that I truly realized what it meant to be part of a fully humanitarian organization until I joined the Red Cross. … At every turn we are there for someone else.”
If you would like to learn more about becoming an Adams County Disaster Action Team volunteer, join us on Dec. 12 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Thornton Community Center to speak with current volunteers like Jason.
Adams County Red Cross Social: Meet some current volunteers and learn more about our open positions while enjoying some hot chocolate.
December 12, Noon - 2 p.m.
Thornton Community Center
2141 E.95th Ave Thornton, CO 80229
For more info email- firstname.lastname@example.org.