Alzinia Pailin retired from her work as an Assistant Regional Administrator at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and moved to Fairfield in 2005. After four years of traveling, she decided it was time to help others through volunteer work at the American Red Cross.
After work as a Client Casework Lead, Volunteer Resource Coordinator, member of the Disaster Action Team, Services to Armed Forces caseworker and receptionist at the American Red Cross office at Travis Air Force Base, Pailin took on the position of Disaster Chair for Solano County in December 2011.
Pailin has helped her community in Solano County in times of need, through house fires and other disasters, being “right there when people need help.” She also helps people get educated about preparing for disasters before they strike.
Pailin says one of the most rewarding parts of her volunteer work is “helping families in times of crisis.”
She has also helped American Red Cross Relief efforts in other states, including helping tornado victims in Alabama, flood victims in North Dakota and with Hurricane Irene relief efforts in New England and New York.
“When I was a child, my mom would always say you need to give something back, you need to help your neighbor” she said. “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”