The Greater Chesapeake Region (GCR) of the American Red Cross is pleased to recognize Joyce Ordun, of Centreville, Md., as its June 2019 Volunteer of the Month.
Ordun joined the American Red Cross as a volunteer last year. She commits an average of 25 hours each month as a Disaster Action Team (DAT) member and in other roles, working tirelessly to respond to local residential emergencies and disasters (such as home fires) in Caroline Kent and Queen Anne’s counties. DAT volunteers are trained in administering to the needs of disaster victims.
Ordun also acts as a DAT duty officer, monitoring potential calls for assistance and working as a point of contact for first responders.
Joyce has embraced the Red Cross’ Sound the Alarm (STA) initiative to install free smoke alarms and reduce home fire deaths and injury by bringing the program to her community and helping organize the Delmarva chapter’s recent STA signature event.
Additionally, she has become a hands-only CPR instructor, led Red Cross nursing teams and helped train GCR volunteers as ‘go-team’ participants. Go-teams act as guides, can deliver first aid and are potential eyes and ears for first responders during large public events, like major parades or holiday celebrations.
“Joyce takes on all challenges and still finds time to check on staff,” said Delmarva Red Cross Disaster Program Manager Sharon Jefferson-Hawkins. “She makes herself available to get the job done.”
Regardless of your skillset, the American Red Cross can use your expertise and is always in need of volunteers. To learn how you can serve your community as a Red Cross Volunteer go to: https://rdcrss.org/2Rgm6xq or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.