Jen Robin’s Story from Moore, Oklahoma: Why I Volunteer

In May 2013, a series of deadly tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma, leaving paths of destruction in their wake. In response to the disaster, the American Red Cross mobilized nearly 2,500 workers and volunteers to open shelters, serve meals, and distribute relief items.

Jen Robins was one of these 2,500 who volunteered to help. In Moore, Oklahoma, Robins served as an emergency response vehicle driver, delivering meals to a community devastated by this tragic disaster.

“I chose to volunteer with American Red Cross because I can’t imagine doing anything else with my time,” said Robins. “There comes a point when you are passionate about something, you just have to do it.”

Almost two years later, the Red Cross continues to provide hope, comfort and support to help people get back on their feet. Learn more about our recovery efforts.