Technically speaking, Tammy Moore has spent 11 years as a volunteer for the Red Cross, but as she says, “The Red Cross has always been a part of my life.”
Moore’s father served in the military, and now she is married to a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army.
Moore began her volunteer service when her husband was assigned to Ft. Bragg, N.C., one of the largest military bases in the country. Volunteering with the Red Cross at Ft. Bragg gave her great insight into the work of Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF), and the role was a natural fit. The community she was helping, after all, were her neighbors and friends, people that had familiar concerns as military families.
Relocating is a natural part of Army life, so after two years in N.C., Moore and her husband were sent to Georgia, and from there to Washington state and finally Washington, D.C., where she currently volunteers.
Building on her experiences with Red Cross chapters across the country, Moore has become a leader among volunteers and now serves as the SAF representative to the Red Cross National Leadership Council.
No matter where she moves next, being a part of the Red Cross makes relocating much easier, according to Moore.
“It’s a great way to integrate into a new community, because everywhere you go, the Red Cross is there,” she said. “It’s really the volunteer organization of choice.”