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Jan. 14

Daily Point of Light 3900, Wesley and Donna Hankes

Wesley and Donna Hankes devote their time and efforts to Disaster Relief Operaions and Events. They are on-call twenty four hours a day, and seven days a week. They respond to single family fires and assist with whatever is needed on the site. They have been volunteering and assisting the community for two years and have made a tremendous impact in just that short time. Donna and Wesley have participated in the damage assessment of the February 2007 Tornadoes. They have assisted with the Long Term Recovery program for clients of the Christmas Tornadoes every day for six months. The Hankes team has also assisted in the damage assessment and feeding of families affected by the Tornado in Eustis which hit in September of 2007. In addition, they have assisted the Red Cross Disaster Action Team Members and participated in events like Port Orange Days, Fire Prevention Days and many others. Wesley and Donna has simply helped the community recover after disasters which is an extremely important task. While many volunteers participate in serving the community during times of disaster, this couple is always willing to help with preparedness education as well. This includes meeting with area fire departments and the residents of their community to promote home fire preparedness, and attending community fairs to educate residents on a large scale of disaster preparedness. Wesley and Donna are a volunteer team who is willing to do whatever it takes to help the Bunnell area American Red Cross prepare for, respond to, and help victims recover from disasters.

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