Friday, April 11, 2014

Get to Know Red Cross Hero: Scott Toncray

Scott Toncray, Red Cross Public Affairs Volunteer

Scott began his Red Cross volunteer career with the Tennessee Volunteer Region in 2012. He had been involved with his Red Cross Chapter in Orlando prior to moving to Nashville. Since becoming a Red Cross Life-Guard and Water Safety Instructor as a teen, Scott has developed a genuine love and appreciation for the organization over the years.

As he has advanced in his career as a PR professional, owning his own Public Relations firm, Scott has continued to support the Communications Team by serving as the Volunteer Partner for the Regional Communicator. In addition to serving as a member of the volunteer Communications Committee, Scott was also recently promoted to the National Advanced Public Affairs Team to serve as a national media spokesperson after major disasters. This is an honor that is only awarded to a handful of Red Cross volunteers and staff members each year. Whenever disaster strikes, Scott is ready to respond.

We sat down with Scott for a quick Q&A.

What do you keep in the trunk of your car?
I’m Red Cross Ready. First Aid kit and shovel.

What do you love most about volunteering with the American Red Cross?
Helping those affected by disasters by providing them with important, timely, relevant and accurate information.

Which superhero is your favorite?
Spiderman – he was a photojournalist.

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