After a weekend of training, several Red Cross volunteers are now trained to reconnect families.
The organization now has nine more International Caseworkers, who will work with refugees and emigrant communities to reunite them with loved ones separated by conflict, natural disasters and other situations.
“I am beyond thrilled to have these talented individuals on board,” said Lynn Levine, program manager for International Services and Service to the Armed Forces. “With their help, we’ll be able to touch the lives of so many more people.”
The course was held in Cambridge last weekend and led by Levine and Mark Farrar, a volunteer from the Los Angeles Region. It included outreach training, restoring family links educations and participatory activities.
The American Red Cross, together with its global network of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the ICRC, works to locate and put people back into contact with their relatives. This important humanitarian work includes looking for family members, restoring contact, reuniting families and seeking to clarify the fate of those who remain missing.
Congratulations to Christian DiMeo of Melrose, Nancy Hess of Wakefiled, Jerry Isaacson on Shrewsbury, Foluke Kehinde of Mattapan, Gail Metcalf of Auburn, Maya Milanytch of Somerville, Mustapha Sama of Boston, Ingrid St. Firmin of Somerville and Lily Boutrous of Cambridge.