Today reminded many of us why we do what we do. Volunteers and staff alike have been working hard preparing for the possible landfall of Tropical Storm Alex on Texas’ shores. They have done everything from preparing shelter kits to making sure that our Emergency Response Vehicle is ready to be deployed at a moment’s notice. Our Emergency Services Department has been making sure that we have volunteers ready to go wherever they are needed. As many of you know, the American Red Cross is the only national nonprofit organization with the primary mission of disaster relief. Our volunteers are the reason we are able to provide that relief. A big THANK YOU to them!