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It takes a special kind of person to devote part of their life to actively making the lives of our troops better – both during their deployments and when they get back. That is especially important for those who bear the wounds of war, both seen and unseen." - Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

Through our Community Emergency Response Team training, we came up with a disaster plan for our community. We have had many drills. We separate our community into six sections and send teams of two out to check approximately 50 homes per team.

The mission of Always Ready Kids was inspired by my Aunt Betsy who is a 9/11 survivor. Aunt Betsy was pushing the revolving door of the Center when the first plane hit. She says that what helped her survive is that she “was prepared with basic items” in her purse like a flashlight and handkerchief. Aunt Betsy is proof that preparedness saves lives.

Whole Foods shoppers know that when they donated their unwanted cell phones at Secure the Call’s collection barrels in Ann Arbor and West Bloomfield, MI that not only were they ‘greening’ their community, but they were also helping to keep the Detroit area safe.

There is nothing like brightening a stranger’s day with a thank you, and a kind gesture.

I am not done serving yet but I have slowed down since I turned 80.

Keeping the veterans community active is the best way to honor those who have served.

This community event provides our entire community with heightened crime and drug prevention awareness; generates support for and participation in local anticrime programs; strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and sends a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Approximately 1,500 global Cisco employees and contingent workers volunteer their time to train and respond to a variety of emergency situations through Cisco's Emergency Response Team (ERT).

It took a lot of time but the rewards of serving in the hospital and on the ambulance are well worth it.

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