Hurricane Katrina ripped apart thousands of
lives and left tens of thousands homeless. At its
peak, it was one of the fiercest hurricanes in
recorded history and measured about 460 miles wide –
the distance from New Orleans to Atlanta. It also
left the American Red Cross in Monroe, Louisiana in
need of rounding up our disaster volunteers in a
hurry. CallingPost did this for us in a matter of
minutes. In a timely manner we had the core of our
trained disaster volunteers at the Chapter planning
our response and getting ready to open shelters. We
have also used CallingPost for a tornado in
Caldwell Parish and a flood in Morehouse Parish with
the same great results.
I have since moved to the Red Cross in Longview, Texas and
have begun the process of entering our volunteers
into CallingPost. Thank goodness we have not had to
use it this year for a disaster but we have an
exercise next month with our Service Area and will
put CallingPost to work again sending out a test
message for a mock disaster. Thank you CallingPost.
You make my job easy when the going gets rough.
"I am a professional choreographer and coach
with 5 dance teams. I don't think we could survive
without CallingPost. When emergencies come up, I can
make one phone call and every team member is
informed. CallingPost is also great for fundraising, and
letting everyone know about the camps we put on every
month. Thanks CallingPost!"
started for the purpose of helping people, and that
remains what we are all about today and tomorrow.
The article on Hurricane Katrina is a
good example of folks taking advantage of the
CallingPost system to help people in need. We are
thankful that we were able to provide over 100,000 calls
free of charge to 40 volunteer organizations during the
Hurricane Katrina catastrophe and cleanup. (See
people in need is one of the most rewarding feelings you
can have. Thank you for allowing us to help you help
others in your area of activities.