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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.
Posted byon September 14, 2012 at 9:55 AM EDT
In 2004, Brian Boyle survived a near fatal car accident, changing his outlook on life forever. After receiving 36 blood transfusions, 13 plasma treatments, several operations, and months of recovery, Brian now runs marathons and participates in Ironman races across the country on behalf of the American Red Cross.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 2:07 PM EDT
Kathy Goldman is the co-director of Community Food Advocates, Inc., fighting to end hunger in New York City, particularly in schools. Kathy ensures federal nutrition assistance programs are responsive, available and accessible to the people who need them.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 11:46 AM EDT
Joshua Williams was given twenty dollars to spend on the way to Church one day, and he chose to give it to a homeless man who looked hungry. Soon after, Joshua was inspired to start a foundation to serve the homeless in his community, and raise awareness about hunger and poverty.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 11:28 AM EDT
Dr. Claudia Llanten works with United Against Infant Mortality to provide families with the proper resources and education to improve children's health in Peru. In the future, Claudia wants to further develop health and nutrition programs among indigenous women in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Bolivia.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 11:11 AM EDT
In 2010, Erik Schultz helped launch Thriive, a nonprofit organization that pursues an innovative approach to food security in diverse worldwide locations such as Vietnam, Kenya, Palestine, and Nicaragua. Focusing on the growing needs of small-scale agricultural and food products businesses, such as, smallholder farms and livestock operations, Thriive helps grow the entire food chain, from producers to consumers, making them more resilient and self-reliant.