I participated in a Red Cross outreach event at Queens College. This event gave me an opportunity to explain to students about the services provided by the Red Cross. I also had an opportunity to observe how people see the Red Cross and their desire to get involved in this humanitarian organization. Students exploring new possibilities expressed a desire to travel and serve people in other geographic areas. Some students expressed a desire to become volunteers, to get training, and to take courses related to helping others in crisis situations. I realized that they were deeply touched by the Red Cross and were willing to commit themselves to the service of humanity.
–Mauricio Forero, New York, NY