Recently, I accepted a request to assist the American Red Cross - Dallas Area Chapter with producing and editing a video segment that focuses on disasters in the Dallas area and how the support of individuals and businesses alike further our mission. I immediately knew who I wanted to do the voice-over work; she is a co-worker at Baylor Health Care System.
When I presented Shingi Chando with the request, she was quick to accept. We spent a little more than one hour recording the script. However, it was not until she saw the finished product that she truly understood what she was doing. When she saw the segment for the very first time, she immediately took in a deep breath, covered her mouth with her hand, and stood quietly as the video played. At the end, she said "I had no idea these things actually happen in our area." It was at that moment that Shingi's life was changed, and now she is part of our cause.
Since then, I have invited Shingi to visit the Dallas Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, and then consider volunteering in Disaster Health Services. Changing lives does not only happen during times of disaster relief operations, and recruiting volunteers to the American Red Cross does not only happen at the Chapter.
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