Amanda Sun of Bellevue, Washington, was on vacation in New York when Hurricane Sandy brought devastation to a large swath of the New York and New Jersey coastline. After finding her flight was canceled, Amanda realized she now had an opportunity to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Keen to help in any way she could, Amanda extended her stay so she could volunteer with the Greater New York Red Cross. Over the last eight days Amanda has been out in the field with the Red Cross mobile feeding teams, bringing much-needed supplies to residents in storm-impacted areas.
She has also been involved in administrative work and feeding operations. Amanda says that one of the best parts of volunteering with the Red Cross is the people she meets and the shared interest in volunteering and humanitarianism.