Times of Crisis: A Volunteer’s Perspective

Albert Broucher, a volunteer at American Red Cross' St. Louis Chapter, journals his days in the life in Houston, Texas.

Albert Broucher, a volunteer at American Red Cross’ St. Louis Chapter, journals his days in the life in Houston, Texas.

Day 6: Quick Update– 

No earth shaking news to report today. Rivers are still over flood stage, but, not rising. Nor is it falling. Make it go away.

Seriously though, I feel guilty sitting here in an air conditioned building when so many people are out of their homes and so many disaster relief workers are out in this 90 + degree  temps and not complaining. As a matter of fact, when given a choice to remain in HQ or go in the field they have chosen to go. Would I be considered mushy if I said I love these people.

To top things off, the DR crud is on the rise. We’re getting more and more respiratory complaints. Working around these flood damaged buildings and going out in boat to assess further damage our workers are breathing-in all kinds of germy critters then bringing it back to their room mates and all other workers. Keeps us on our toes justifying our existence.

That’s all for now. Until next time….May God bless and keep you all.

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