The leader of an Iowa Chapter of the American Red Cross has been named to the President’s Advisory Council on the national Red Cross. Iowa Rivers chapter executive director, Mary Dooley, says 21 chapter representatives from across the country are meeting. Dooley is the only Iowan in the group, and will present the view of the rural chapters.
She says one of the goals of the advisory council is to get a broad section of people from throughout the country to listen to the ideas Red Cross is proposing. Dooley says the council doesn’t have the final say, but believes there’s value in giving their perspective. Dooley has led the Iowa Rivers Chapter for 18 years and likes the opportunity to give her input.
Dooley says she’s passionate about the mission of helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. She says it reaches into the core of our American society. The Iowa Rivers Chapter is based in Marshalltown and serves Marshall, Jasper, Tama, Poweshiek and Hardin counties. The advisory council will meet in Washington, D.C. this week.
Contributed by Randy Van, KCOB, Newton