A LONG AND FAR-REACHING DEPLOYMENT

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By Gordon Williams

For most Red Cross volunteers, deployment is an interlude in their life–a few weeks in a disaster zone, helping victims of storm or flood or wildfire. For volunteer Haya Khateeb of Wenatchee, WA, deployment in the wake of Hurricane Irma was an odyssey–lasting nearly six weeks and taking her from Wenatchee to Georgia to Puerto Rico to the Virgin Islands.   Continue reading

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Young Philanthropist Works to Help Hurricane Victims 

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Albert Lam (left) and a friend at Babson College’s Entrepreneurial Development Experience, Boston, MA, 2016

By Amy McCray

When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, Albert Lam wanted to help those in need. He thought about how he could be supportive and came up with an idea: to set up a fund and sell pencils monogrammed with the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund name to raise money. He asked his parents, Hao and Lisa Lam, for their advice and they were very supportive. They funded the pencils and let Albert direct all of the proceeds to his relief fund.  Continue reading