Fire Corps Member Receives Honor

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

During a stop in San Antonio, TX, on November 8, President George W. Bush honored Citizen Corps volunteer Gloria Sanchez with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her commitment to her local Fire Corps and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Sanchez has led a life of service to the community. In 2004 she joined the Bexar County Emergency Scene Rehab (E.S.R.), a combined Fire Corps and CERT program that provides on-scene support to responders at emergency incidents. Sanchez volunteers regularly with the South unit of Bexar County E.S.R, located in Northwest San Antonio. During Hurricane Katrina, she volunteered over 300 hours helping set up shelters and staging areas for incoming evacuees. She recruited volunteers, sorted donated items, and helped serve food to evacuees, volunteers, and emergency personnel.

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