Photos by Susan and Don Poulter
|USS Yorktown was a highlight of the|
Red Cross Mission Summit in Charleston, SC.
The itinerary clearly stated that we would “experience all the lifesaving missions performed by the American Red Cross,” highlighting the active and compassionate Tiffany Circle members and the entire community in Charleston. Hundreds of ladies and a strong, bold group of men from all over the country were taken on a journey that generated a level of excitement and for me, a renewed commitment to public service that will continue far beyond the expectations of the Summit.
|Don Poulter (L) with other Summit attendees learn about|
firefighting at the Charleston FD Training Center
|Officers escort Summit attendees as they tour the|
USS Yorktown in Charlston, SC
After three wonderful days at the Summit, we left with our stomachs and hearts full, sensing we all could do more! Regardless of my circumstances and my skill set, I could return home to my community and train for disasters, or participate in a fire safety program and even continue the mapping of Malawi from my own computer. Relationships definitely matter…they have the power to lift up a community and restore hope and a path well beyond a Summit.
If you would like to learn more about the Red Cross Tiffany Circle, visit our Tiffany Circle website. Here is a video about the 2016 Red Cross Mission Summit in Charleston, SC.