Steve Skolnick of Simsbury, Regional Disaster Action Team Lead with the American Red Cross, shares his journey of becoming a volunteer.
Skolnick became a volunteer with the Red Cross after seeing Red Cross crews responding to a tornado on TV, about six months before he retired as a volunteer firefighter.
As part of his role with the Red Cross, Skolnick is deployed to natural disasters. He assisted with relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Florence.
As a volunteer, he also is on some of the organizations national teams ran out of Red Cross Headquarters to help with policies, procedures and training materials for volunteers nationwide.