I volunteered at DCH hospital in Tuscaloosa, AL. I participated in a Disaster Drill where we had to prepare and be ready for patients who came in. The examples were a meth lab exploded and another was that the stadium was bombed and fell apart. This taught me how to be prepared for accidents like this and to be on my feet and to be where I was needed most. Now that I am a nutrition major, this drill has helped me tremendously. I now know that burned patients, like the fake ones I had during the drill, need special attention and need an increase in protein in order for their skin in heal properly, so I am glad that I participated in that drill.
I also volunteered in Alberta City during the tornado relief clean up. It is important to me to show love in your community. EVeryone in the Tuscaloosa area was affected by the April 27th tornado so to lend a helping hand and to know that I made a difference in my community by helping clean up will always be a moment that I cherish and will never forget.