Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Nashville Area Volunteer of the Month, Debbie Ament de Nunez - August 2016

Disaster Action Team (DAT) member, Debbie Ament de Nunez is the August Volunteer of the Month. Debbie became a Red Cross volunteer in 2014, and since hasn't looked back.

Debbie first joined the Red Cross because she was interested in helping people affected by disaster with therapy dogs, but soon found that she could take her talents to a new level by joining DAT.  Debbie recalls her first DAT call as one of her favorite memories.

"I was just very impressed by how this organization operates and helps people, so that’s when I knew I wanted to be a part of it," said Debbie.

As part of her DAT responsibilities, Debbie spends a lot of time actively recruiting volunteers in Sumner County.  She holds monthly meetings to get volunteers there more acquainted with local government officials and first responders, so that everyone is prepared in case of a disaster.

Debbie has spent the last several months planning a special disaster training to take place this Saturday, September 17 at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville.

"The goal of the training is to educate and train people on how to run a shelter and to provide an overview of Disaster Cycle Services.  We will event have computers there so that interested people can begin the volunteer process."

Thank you, Debbie, for your hard work and dedication to the American Red Cross!

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