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Using his strengths to give back: Meet Jason, a logistics volunteer

From Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, has been a Canadian Red Cross volunteer since 2016. He has dedicated his time to the Supply Chain and Logistics department.  

Volunteer Jason behind his deskLapierre has helped in northeast New Brunswick during an ice storm in 2017, in Kamloops, British Columbia, during wild fires in 2017 and most recently the 2019 flooding in New Brunswick.

“I volunteer with logistics because I work to my strengths,” said Lapierre, “I am a technical person, so I can see gaps before they occur.”

Supply Chain and Logistics Responders work closely with the Emergency Management teams in their local areas to make sure there are enough supplies to help before a disaster occurs and assist during disasters and emergencies when needed. These supplies can be things like clean-up kits, that get distributed after disasters like floods or wildfires, things like printers, laptops, and pens, or whatever is needed to help. 

“We leave communities better prepared for the next event,” said Lapierre who left the New Brunswick flood after helping move Red Cross flood recovery operations to a more long-term location.

“We need more people like Jason,” said Fred Bron Atlantic Supply Chain and Logistics Officer, “He is able to think outside the box and with his positive attitude it regularly raised morale of those around him.”

“I love that I am able to help during disasters,” said Jason, “but what makes this rewarding is applying my new knowledge in my local community ensuring it is prepared as well.”

Are you interested in joining the Red Cross? We could not do the work we do without dedicated volunteers. Learn more by visting our website, or by contacting your local Red Cross office. 

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