After surviving the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia, I found myself without food, water, shelter…the most basic needs required to survive. Suddenly my livelihood hinged on the one hope shared by all survivors, ’please let help be on the way.’ For me, that help came in the form of The Red Cross. When I saw their volunteers, I knew it meant safety, clean water, a meal…not just for me, but for thousands of other survivors too. The work they do is invaluable. They save lives. They reinstall hope. And, I’m honored to join them in their mission to do both.