John Vinje started volunteering for the Red Cross as a way to give back after he and his family were impacted by a home fire years ago that the Red Cross responded to. Since volunteering with the Red Cross, John has deployed to a number of disaster relief operations.
Most recently, he deployed to the Texas floods to help with disaster assessment. While on his way back from an assignment, he and fellow volunteer Gordon Howard of New York witnessed a truck swerve off the road and into trees. John and Gordon responded immediately, using their Red Cross First Aid training until emergency responders arrived. Read the full story, captured by the Texas Gulf Coast Red Cross.