Understanding the Mission of the American Red Cross

By Marcus Ditty, Los Angeles Region Disaster Program Specialist The two weeks I spent in Texas assisting with recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey may have been the hardest two weeks of my 12 years of working in humanitarian services. My 16-hour days filled with exhaustion, hope, frustration, gratefulness, focus, and burnout were just a glimpse of what I experienced during my 14-day deployment to Texas. As an employee of the Red Cross, I...

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