In honor of National Volunteer Week, we asked our RedRover Responders volunteers to share their experience of deploying with RedRover. Read their stories below.
“It’s invigorating. I thought I was going to be tired every day, and I have found that being around these people that are here for the same reason, from all walks of life, by the end of the day I’m not tired at all...You feel like you have an extended family now.” - RedRover Responders volunteer Donna Gonder, 2016 WA domestic violence shelter build
Andy Bass took the RedRover Responders volunteer training 21 years ago. His first deployment with RedRover (then UAN) was 8 years later for Hurricane Charley in Bartow, FL. Here, he shares an article he wrote about his experience in 2004, followed by his reflections today.
As I head up the turnpike from Fort Lauderdale to central Florida, a drive I have made many times as a dog rescuer, three thoughts cross my mind.
Our RedRover Readers volunteer facilitators are dedicated to making a difference in tomorrow’s world. Dr. Catherine Faver and Dr. Janet Martinez are two examples of compassion in action, as they inspire children to make the world a more compassionate place for people and animals.
It is "tour" t-shirt time! In 2015, RedRover Responders volunteers sheltered more than 1,400 animals. We can't think of a better way to celebrate their amazing animal-saving efforts than by proudly wearing the 2015 Tour T-shirt. For a limited time, you can order your own commemorative Tour T-shirt listing all of the deployments from 2015. This year, the T-shirt is a heathered gray color with black writing.