In the disaster response field, the days are often long and challenging, draining the staff and volunteers physically, mentally, and emotionally. Through the people we encounter, homeowners, community leaders, volunteers, partners, we gain our strength and comradery, leading to long-lasting friendships. The rewards are in the relationships we grow through our shared experiences.
Then there are these two… the ultimate can-duo, Dorothy Maples of #NECHAMA and Dan Hoeft of #IOCC. Everyone’s favorite goofballs and responders extraordinaire. Bringing joy to stressful situations, here are a few candid shots for your pleasure, care of the response teams in Cedar Rapids, IA.