Written by Lauren Abramowski
My name is Lauren Abramowski and I am the Special Events Intern at the American Red Cross in Milwaukee, WI. I will be graduating in May of 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Administration. With this degree and the experience that I learn from the American Red Cross, I hope to learn how to become a great event planner. I am assisting my Intern Manager- Mallory Markham – with the organization and planning of both Dine Out for Disaster Relief and Brave Hearts: Heroes Among Us events. Brave Hearts recognizes people within the community that go above and beyond with volunteering and putting others before themselves. Dine Out for Disaster Relief allows local restaurants to participate in multiple ways (throughout the entire month of March or on one day-Thursday, March 27th) by donating funds to the American Red Cross for disaster relief.
The life experiences that I have had with the American Red Cross have been educational. When I was younger; I took the babysitting course, a first aid course, and swimming classes. From what I can remember, these were all extremely educational. They taught me to be prepared in case something were to happen. While I think that I’m prepared, disasters can happen to anyone and at anytime. The fundraising initiative that I’m working on – Dine Out for Disaster Relief – helps to support people within our communities that have experienced a disaster. Our dedicated Red Cross workers have been tirelessly working to assist families affected by disaster. Just this past weekend, 4 fires occurred in Southeastern Wisconsin, affecting 26 families. By dining out at one of the participating restaurants for Dine Out for Disaster Relief, you could help support services that the Red Cross provides.