Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day: Red Crossers, Still Serving

by Amy Yen, Regional Marketing Program Manager, American Red Cross North Texas Region

U.S. Air Force veteran Rickey Staves is still serving. 

This Memorial Day, he is on the job in the Disaster Operations Center at the Red Cross in Dallas, headquarters for an ongoing statewide storm relief operation. He is a Disaster Services Technology Manager, who supports the technology needs for the operation, which is helping residents affected by tornadoes and flooding from Wichita Falls to Corpus Christi.

It's a little different from his time on Air Force bases in California and Fort Worth, but it's also the same in one critical way.

"Whether it's the military or the Red Cross," said Rickey. "We're here to help--that's what we do."

Thank you to Rickey and all the other Red Crosser veterans spending their Memorial Day still serving. To learn more about how the Red Cross serves military members, veterans and their families, visit


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