Malisa Wolf k'Shaya joined the “American Red Cross serving Delmarva” as a Disaster Action Team (DAT) member in early 2014, and quickly proved herself to be a true asset to the organization. In just three years, Malisa has dedicated over 2000 hours of “oncall” volunteer work, always prepared to help a potential client in the event of a disaster such as a home fire. She has given over 400 hours to responding to such events, and another 400+ hours above that to larger scale disasters such as the Louisiana floods and Hurricane Matthew in 2016. In 2017, she was deployed to respond to the Missouri floods for over two weeks, leaving the comforts of her home behind in order to assist those in need.
Malisa also helps with a variety of preparedness programs, namely Pillowcase Project, geared at educating 3rd-5th graders about disaster preparedness, and the Home Fire Campaign, which aims to install 10-year working smoke alarms in peoples’ homes in order to make the community safer. In the last two months alone, Malisa has responded to home fires, deployed to Missouri floods, installed smoke alarms in peoples’ homes, given preparedness presentations, assisted with recruitment, and helped with vehicle logistics to aid staff and volunteers in their efforts.
Malisa goes beyond the call of duty over and over again, and we are so lucky to have her as part of the team. Thank you, Malisa, for all you do!