Jan Kealoha has been a Red Cross volunteer since September 2011. This year she stepped up as a novice Shelter Manager during a large fire, recruited new volunteers and coordinated student service projects.
But her big strength is logistics.
That was huge when Tropical Storm's Iselle and Ana came through.
"Helping out and staffing the shelters and figuring out drivers to make sure we could get all our supplies over to the shelters so they could open in time for the people who were going to arrive, as well as doing whatever I could, filling in gaps because there was so much work to be done."
Jan took on the job of 2 volunteers. She also helped get supplies to the Big Island. She is currently in the process of getting her masters in microbiology at the University of Hawaii. But she wouldn't mind using what she has learned so far to help disaster relief efforts on the mainland or anywhere else.
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