Kerrville, TX – October 17, 2023 – The American Red Cross Hill Country Chapter is delighted to recognize and celebrate the remarkable dedication of volunteer Richard McAlister, who has reached an impressive milestone of 6,000 volunteer hours. The recognition event is scheduled to take place at the Kerrville Red Cross office, 333 Earl Garrett Street, on Wednesday, October 25, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Debbie Zabica, Executive Director for the Hill Country Chapter, expressed her appreciation, stating, "Our chapter is thrilled to honor Richard and commemorate this extraordinary achievement in volunteer service."
Richard McAlister joined the Central and South Texas Region in 2018, assuming multiple roles that extend support not only to the region but also to the Southwest and Rocky Mountain Division (SWaRM). A retired US Air Force officer, Richard leverages his expertise as a meteorologist with his extensive experience in disaster response planning to help the Red Cross prepare communities for natural disasters. He frequently and diligently conducts weather briefings for both regional and division leaders, providing decision makers with precision forecasts and actionable recommendations to preserve life and protect property. Richard also serves as a vital liaison, working closely with the Hill Country Chapter's Executive Director and the Regional Communications Director to disseminate crucial information regarding regional events. Beyond this, he is an invaluable member of the Disaster Action Team, providing on-scene leadership in response to local disasters, such as home fires.
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