Meet Shawn Marler
Shawn volunteers with American Red Cross Health & Safety, by training others and assisting the Red Cross team. Shawn knows that he makes a real difference everyday and can see the impact of his work. He’s encouraged every time a participant shares their confidence in being able to respond to a first aid emergency. “It goes from training to real life”, he says “you see the participants gain experience in saving others, and it makes you feel good knowing they have real people in mind when they say “save a life.” And Shawn is right. These trainees have specific family members, neighbors, classmates, co-workers and clients who will be safer because of their Red Cross training. Shawn knows he will never meet all of the people who’s lives are saved, but he catches a glimpse of the impact, as each certified person walks out the door and back into the community. For that kind of change, Shawn. We say Thank You.