Heath Dearman. Photo courtesy of the Red Cross
An employee with the ‘Mississippi Region American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces’ is ready to put himself in harm’s way to help others.
Heath Dearman is the region’s program manager stationed at Kessler Airforce Base, and on July 1st, he’ll be voluntarily deployed to Kuwait. While overseas, his primary responsibility as a volunteer in Kuwait will be delivering emergency communications and creating morale activities for members of the military.
Dearman grew up in Meridian, Mississippi and joined the Army following high school. After spending 11 years in the Army and three years working with the military training members of the Afghan National Security Forces, he chose the Red Cross. He said passionate employees and volunteers who work through their hearts to help and support the military, and communities in need, are rewarding.
“I am excited to deploy to be on the other side of the American Red Cross mission of delivering emergency communications directly to commands. Having been the recipient of this service while I was on active duty, I know how important this mission is and how much our service members and their commanders rely on American Red Cross emergency communications,” he said.
The Red Cross Services to Armed Forces (SAF) is one of the oldest lines of service in the organization’s history. The Red Cross helps members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to, the challenges of military service. For more information about Red Cross Services to Armed Forces, visit http://www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/military-families.