We discovered that disaster response work is messy, chaotic, and difficult—but we were hooked. It felt great to be vital and useful in a meaningful way. Watch this video about traveling into the hardship areas of Nepal to install communications and internet for Red Cross field hospitals, surgical units and clinics.
Friends wonder what it’s like when my husband, Glen, and I deploy to disaster zones—at times living in what some consider to be hardship conditions. Here’s a little insight:
Red Cross deploys an Emergency Response Unit (ERU) to install emergency disaster communications to support earthquake relief efforts in Nepal
The past few days our job in the American Red Cross IT/Telecoms ERU has been to support field units in the hardest hit areas of Nepal.
The aftershocks, which have been rolling across Kathmandu sporadically since April 25, shake the region almost as much as the initial 7.8 quake.