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July 11, 2013

Master of disaster: Young's passion for helping others makes her a perfect fit for the Red Cross



As she approaches the end of her first year serving with the Red Cross, Young said there was one thing that surprised her.

“I think one thing that surprised me the most were the number of volunteers that we have now that were once the people affected by the fires and because of what the Red Cross did for them, they are now giving back,” she said.

That has been financially and through volunteering their time, she said.

“Oklahomans love to help Oklahomans,” she said. “We are definitely a role model to the rest of the nation, but we are also a role model to an incredible nation that is not far behind, if at all. We’re just always that constant example of the way it should be and honestly, at the levels that it’s becoming, it’s the way the United States needs to maintain.”

As Young looks forward, she said she’s happy to be part of a group serving communities.

“Is this where I want to be? Absolutely,” she said. “Everyday I’m working side-by-side with people from this community who are here because they want to be. They don’t get paid. They are 100 percent dedicated to helping their neighbors.”

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