Smiles – The Tell Tale sign that you are making a difference!


How do you know if you’re making a difference? Well, according to Dayton Area Chapter Red Cross worker, CJ Moore, it’s all in the smile.

Moore was deployed to Prescott, Arizona, on Saturday, July 6th for a two-week assignment. While there, Moore will sit down one-on-one with people who have been affected by the wildfires and work with them to get back on their feet.  “Right now, I am heading up the distribution of relief supplies,” said Moore. “There’s a lot of work to be done so all hands are in.”

The wildfires in Arizona have brought devastation to many. Families are without shelter and food, and the emotional toll for those who have lost their homes is unimaginable.

However, the Red Cross and people like CJ are there to provide food, shelter, water and just a shoulder to lean on.

Moore said she knows the Red Cross is making a difference for people in Arizona by all of the smiles she sees, the hugs she receives, and just the fact that so many individuals want to talk to Red Cross volunteers who provide an ear to listen. The Red Cross is there to build community and she emphasized, “Everyone needs to know someone cares.”

Moore said she will never forget the people she is meeting in Arizona and how everyone becomes a family through times of hardship.

Moore became a disaster responder because she wanted to change people’s lives. It’s remarkable people like her that make the Red Cross mission possible and the organization as strong as it is today.

To support these efforts, please make a donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief at or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. You can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.


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