My guy, through his ham radio club, has been a volunteer at my state's emergency management center since 2010. He helped write the manual for the volunteer radio operators. He recently got an email saying that he needed a new ID badge because his security clearance had been upgraded. So we went and I waited out in the car while he got a new badge made with new picture ID. The emergency management is tied into homeland security.
I'm proud of him for many reasons, but the willingness to volunteer his own time to help his community is a big one.
In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer..Albert Camus
***Used to be hit-by-a-train***
Posts: 2295 | Registered: Nov 2005 | From: USA
newnormal Member Member # 21925
Posted: 7:51 PM, April 30th (Tuesday)
Please thank him for his service for me. That work is HUGE! I don't think most people know how important that work is, or will rarely see it if activated. But without it we're screwed.
He's a keeper!
BS 43 (me)
Dont retreat, reload.
"Pull that knife out of your back - and sever the fuel line to that bus you got thrown under" Bufffalo
Posts: 1033 | Registered: Dec 2008
torn2bits Member Member # 28376
Posted: 8:13 PM, May 1st (Wednesday)
Good for you! It takes a special person to be with a ham. I volunteered for the Salvation Army for many years. They have a ham group; very special people and very important.
If the cell towers go down, they can still communicate!
Me: 44/WH (SA): 49
M: 24 years 3 kids over 10 yrs old
EA/ PA Dec. 2009 -Divorce pending