By Aleesia Benkey, American Red Cross intern
When Shishir Shah retired in 2013, he always knew he wanted to join an organization that supported his community.
With his father as his role model, he hoped to become a part of something bigger than himself. In 2014, he joined the American Red Cross of Orange County Board of Directors.
Since then, Shishir has become a key member of the Orange County Chapter as a board member and volunteer.
As board chair, Shishir’s role is pivotal in supporting Red Cross mission delivery.
“I am always encouraging board members to participate, bringing awareness to the community, building the relationship with elected officials, fundraising and more to support all lines of service,” said Shishir.
Shishir is passionate about the Red Cross mission and has been an active disaster volunteer in his community and across the country. He had been deployed to support the Red Cross response to hurricanes in Houston and North Carolina and wildfires throughout California, in addition to many local disaster responses throughout Orange County.
No matter where Shishir serves, he knows he will have a great team by his side. “I really enjoy working with all the volunteers,” said Shishir. “It is always a great group of people with the same goals, wanting to help people in their time of need.”
Shishir has supported over fifteen disaster responses in 2022 alone and continues to support disaster services in 2023.
Shishir loves being a part of the Red Cross, especially being able to connect with people. “The part I love the most about being a part of the Red Cross is where I can support people in need. Being able to listen to people and support them while going through their hardships, is so rewarding,” said Shishir.
For more information on Shishir and the Red Cross of Orange County Board Members, please click here.