During a recent interview with Utah Region Red Cross Volunteer Stan Rosenzweig, I asked him what had motivated him to become a Red Cross volunteer.
He explained that because he felt he had lived a fortunate life he began searching for a way to give back to the community. As a result, he began volulnteering with the Red Cross eight years ago.
"Stan Rosenzweig truy embodies the spirit of compassion and dedication that is at the heart of the Red Cross mission," said Teresa Zundel, Director of Communications, American Red Cross Utah Region. "We are fortunate to have him on our team. His countless hours of service to our organization and our community have made a real difference."
Rosenzweig has served in multiple capacities during his years as a Red Cross volunteer. He has worked on a several committees, including development, recruitment, and public affairs. He also served on the board of directors for the Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter.
He has been deployed to major Disaster Relief Operations five times. He spent 21 days volunteering in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina, and 22 days in American Samoa following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. He was also deployed to Nevada, and to Northwest Texas following serious flooding.
His most recent deployment took to the wildfire Disaster Relief Operation in Arizona utilized his public affairs skills. He worked as a public affairs officer, updating the media about available services. He also met with residents to provide comfort and emotional support.
Rosenzweig continues to be dedicated and committed to supporting the Red Cross mission. He noted that he doesn't consider the time and effort he expends serving others to be a sacrifice. “The Red Cross makes it easy to give back," he said.