Monday, May 16, 2011

AmeriCorps Week Volunteer Spotlight: Louqueta Cort

In honor of AmeriCorps Week 2011 we asked our own AmeriCorps members what their Red Cross experience has meant to them. 

"As an AmeriCorps member working with Disaster Response I help develop manuals, assist with volunteer management and help the department further develop some of the systems already in place. In order to complete these tasks I have had the opportunity to train as a responder while working closely with the response supervisors. At a recent 5-alarm fire in the Bronx I was able to play an integral part in registering clients while helping newer responders get acquainted with how things are run during a big job. This experience embodies being an AmeriCorps member because it shows that we are willing and able to help outside of our regular service at any time"

–Louqueta Cort, AmeriCorps NPRC

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