By Judith Lester, Volunteer
Harlene Schwander hadn’t driven in years. But she drove herself to the American Red Cross Shelter at the Weed Community Center when her home was destroyed in Siskiyou County’s McKinney Fire.
Schwander was not shy about expressing her appreciation for people who gave her clothing, comfort and care while she was at our shelter.
She told her life story and the circumstances of her evacuation to several news reporters who visited the Weed shelter.
Schwander said she’s planning to volunteer for the American Red Cross after this experience.
“I am amazed at how much you help people mentally and physically— you just buoy people!”
“I am overwhelmed by your kindness,” Schwander said, adding that is why she is planning to join the Red Cross team.
The Red Cross always needs volunteers! Join us by visiting redcross.org/volunteer.