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Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 1:21 PM EDT
John Mayfield battled drug and alcohol addition, but was able to get his life on track when he found fulfillment through philanthropy. Following in his father's footsteps, he became a member of a local Kiwanis club, and the experience ended up changing his life. His main effort is supporting The Eliminate Project, raising money for the vaccines, supplies and education that will help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus among some of the world’s poorest and hardest-to-reach families.
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 1:05 PM EDT
Robert Moore has been a part of Kiwanis International since 1968, but did not fully realize the global impact until he joined a fact-finding trip to Ghana. Robert had a life changing experience while meeting with village officials and children who were affected by the lack of iodine in their diets.
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 12:36 PM EDT
Danny and Pam Spitler traveled to Cambodia in 2005 for a three-day tour of the temples of Angkor Wat. Their tour guide shared with them his dream of building a small school in a village where no school existed, and soon after the Spitlers created the Spitler School in Cambodia under the tour guide's leadership.
Posted byon September 14, 2012 at 12:07 PM EDT
Suzanne Horsley is a public relations professor at the University of Alabama and a long-time volunteer for the American Red Cross, helping with disaster response and incorporating work for the public good into her teaching, research and service responsibilities.
Posted byon September 14, 2012 at 11:58 AM EDT
Stephanie Phillips' mother is alive today because of the medical care and 12 units of blood she received during heart operations. This experience inspired Stephanie to become a nurse and volunteer for the American Red Cross.
Posted byon September 14, 2012 at 11:37 AM EDT
Nan Buzard is responsible for the international disaster response and programs of the American Red Cross. Nan believes disasters will always happen, but families and communities can better withstand and recover if provided with preparedness opportunities ahead of time.
Posted byon September 14, 2012 at 11:23 AM EDT
Monica Owens is a Community Resilience Coordinator for the Red Cross in South Mississippi, pilot testing a new strategy for the Red Cross to build resilience at the community level by leveraging and connecting community networks.
Posted byon September 14, 2012 at 11:07 AM EDT
Mahogany Thomas is a U.S. Probation Officer in Los Angeles, California who created the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, a friendly competition among Southern California’s badge-carrying agencies to determine which agency can donate the most blood, and ultimately help save the most lives.
Posted byon September 14, 2012 at 10:29 AM EDT
For more than 25 years, through various posts including Director of Emergency Services and now as Chief Executive Officer for the South Louisiana Region, Kay Wilkins has helped respond to many disasters, including the worst natural disaster to strike this country in decades, Hurricane Katrina.
Posted byon September 14, 2012 at 10:12 AM EDT
With over 15 years of experience with high tech companies and startups, Dom Tolli leads a team of developers to create technology that enables people, businesses and schools to drastically improve their ability to respond to, survive and bounce back from a disaster or medical emergency. His team launched the free First Aid app and the free Hurricane mobile application.