Thursday, January 10, 2019
East Tennessee Volunteer Spotlight: Tom DeHoog - January 2019
Tom DeHoog has been a volunteer with the American Red Cross for over seven years and works primarily with Service to Armed Forces. DeHoog comes to the Red Cross with a background helping with our Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) from San Diego, and he too is a veteran. Tom meets with military recruits and their families to share what to expect and the role that the American Red Cross plays in the event of a family emergency. DeHoog has an incredible work ethic and a “get it done” mentality. DeHoog works diligently to ensure military members and their families get the assistance they need by relying on Service to Armed Forces partnerships. He enjoys finding the solution and truly enjoys what he does for the Red Cross. DeHoog also enjoys working with the Sound the Alarm campaign and worked on the committee last year for logistics and our securing our rally point. He also loves engaging his granddaughters in our mission. They log many volunteer hours with the Red Cross and have a wonderful role model with a servant’s heart. We are truly honored to have Tom DeHoog among our volunteer ranks.
Below are a few interesting questions and answers about Tom DeHoog:
If you could try another profession, what would it be? Licensed Social Worker
Other than East TN, where would you like to live and why? San Antonio, TX…beautiful river walk
What natural gift or talent do you wish you had? Singing
Who is your favorite musician? B.B. King
What historical figure would you most like to meet and why? George Washington. He was a farmer and because he was called upon by his country, he served.
What books are you reading? Space Opera by Jay Allen
What do you like about volunteering at the Red Cross of East Tennessee? The people who all come together as volunteers to make our mission happen. We work together in a harmonious atmosphere.