Veteran lends a hand in Colorado disasters

When duty calls, these American heroes answer. We are forever indebted.

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SOURCE: Army Times

When floods devastated Colorado last fall, the Red Cross mobilized in force. More than 830 workers provided food, shelter, relief supplies and emotional support. The agency served more than 87,000 meals and helped to provide more than 111,000 relief items.

Although he works in Washington, D.C., Clayton Kolb was smack in the middle of it all. “As they were standing up that operation, bringing people and resources from all over the country, my job was to make sure that all of that was coordinated from the national level,” Kolb said.

A former Marine Corps corporal and current Navy Reserve lieutenant, Kolb said his ability to manage logistics on such a scale stems directly from his military training. He’s put that experience to work in a job he loves as America Red Cross senior director of disaster resource support and coordination.

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