Monday, November 14, 2016

Nashville Area Volunteer of the Month, Lissette Lister - November 2016

Our November 2016 Volunteer of the Month is Lissette Lister. Lissette jumped head first into supporting the Red Cross mission when she came on board as a volunteer in late September. Not only is Lissette the Lead Volunteer Engagement Manager and Lead Disaster Relief Operations Staffing Manager, she also is a Spanish interpreter for disaster case work and our Home Fire Campaign.

Lissette first heard about the opportunity to volunteer with the Red Cross through her job when an email was sent out to employees that the Red Cross needed Spanish-speaking volunteers for the Home Fire Campaign. Always eager to help others, she said yes right away to the opportunity. Home Fire Campaign volunteers go door-to-door to install smoke alarms and educate the community about fire safety. Spanish-speaking volunteers are extremely valuable, so we can help prepare Spanish-speaking families in our community.

Lissette and Regional Executive, Joel Sullivan
Lissette is a phenomenal asset to the Red Cross. She is always willing to lend a helping hand, and spent four Saturdays this past October volunteering with the Home Fire Campaign. Her passion for her community and public service shows in her dedication to the Red Cross mission. She said, “I am an Army veteran. I served this wonderful country for 6 years and now I want to continue to serve our awesome community.  The satisfaction to help others and deliver hope is my motivation.”

Originally from Puerto Rico, Lissette came to the United States in 2005 when she joined the US Army active duty. She was stationed at Fort Campbell for her six years of service, and deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom for a year in 2006. She is currently in school for Criminal Justice and plans to continue her education in Emergency and Disaster Management. She is married and has a two and half year old daughter.

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