Here are pics from the Red Cross Gala... my camera died early in the night, so this is all I got! What an amazing night. The American Red Cross is such a vital organization, and the services they provide are tremendous, whether it's from the "everyday" disasters or a tsunami.
I've worked with the Red Cross on several different stories. I really learned of the organization's value after covering a severe tornado outbreak in Missouri in 2003. But, most of the time, I see volunteers working with families after a fire or a flood... the direct impact is truly a service to the community!