Pat Gilliland is a long-time Red Cross volunteer from the North Florida chapter. Pat is just one of many Red Cross volunteers from across the U.S. who have been deployed to the Greater New York Region to help deliver Red Cross services to the communities most impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
In a disaster as large-scale as Sandy, local Red Cross chapters rely on the support of volunteers from other regions in order to put into action a complex relief operation. For Hurricane Sandy, Pat has been working as a mass care (feeding) administrator, a role that involves organization, problem-solving and an ability to stay calm in what is often a very stressful situation. Pat says she has dedicated herself to volunteering because of the help she is able to give to people.