After 60 years of volunteering, married DAT responders have no plans to slow down
Elizabeth Shook has been volunteering with the American Red Cross since she was 16 years old.
“My mother sort of dragged me into it to start with. So, it was a family thing,” she explained.
She started out as a water safety instructor before moving to training services, instructing others on CPR and First Aid. When getting down on the floor became too much, she made the transition to Disaster Cycle Services assisting with casework following disasters like home fires and then made the move to staff services.
In total, that “family thing” has spanned 60 years.
About ten years into it, she met and married her husband Bob who she then proceeded to “drag into it.”
“When I started, Beth always needed an extra person to make the class roster when she was teaching, so I ended up getting a lot of training,” Bob laughed.