The reason why I wanted to go to Alabama and help with the disaster relief is because I admire people who do this kind of work, it’s a real eye opener. This will be the second time I’ve been able to participate in a project of this nature. Last December I joined a group of students that were sent to New Orleans to help rebuild a house that was destroyed in hurricane Katrina in 2005. It was sad but an eye opener to see how a person can go through such a disaster and still have hope and remain positive about life. I learned a great deal from those people that I met in New Orleans.
Ever since that trip I wanted to do this type of work again and I’m glad that I have the opportunity to do so with MedFORCE Technologies.
Being from tornado country myself, I have been very blessed to have never lost my home to a tornado. I have always been fascinated with tornadoes, but I hate seeing the destruction they cause. Whenever I see that homes/towns have been destroyed, it absolutely breaks my heart. There is so much I want to do to help, but sometimes sending money or supplies, just doesn’t seem like enough. I have always thought it would be great to help hands on, in a recovery effort. With the economic times, it’s hard to take time off work to do something like that. When Esther announced that she was doing the MedFORCE Disaster Relief and sending two employees, I knew I had to be one of them. I have read the stories and seen the pictures of destruction, but nothing compares to hearing and seeing it in person.
I am excited to go down, get my hands dirty and help, in a small way, get people’s lives back together again. I think it will be an amazing experience in so many ways and I can’t wait to tell everyone about it once I return. Alabama here I come!
Esther Apter was recently interviewed by HME News TV on creating a visual workplace with business process management.