Red Cross volunteer, Tim Serban, will talk (Thursday, March 4 from 6-7:30 pm at the Tacoma Public Library – Downtown Branch) about his disaster relief work in American Samoa following the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the region. During his assignment, Tim worked with many American Samoan families who had relatives living the Tacoma-Pierce County community. He hopes to connect with members of the Samoan community and local residents to share his experiences and give a first-hand account of the Red Cross response and relief work. We hope you will be able to attend this engaging and informative Red Cross presentation. Seating is limited, so please RSVP by calling (253) 441-7625 or e-mail email@example.com.
Tim Serban was deployed to American Samoa as a member of the National Red Cross Spiritual Care Response Team. Tim is the Director of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and has worked in area of Spiritual Care, Mission Integration and Ethics for over 22 years. He is a board certified chaplain with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. Tim is a co-author of two books: Disaster Spiritual Care: Practical Clergy Responses to Community, Regional and National Tragedy published March 2008, The R.E.D. Guide to Recovery published January 2010.
Tim serves as a volunteer lead of the Red Cross Spiritual Care Response Team and an official liaison to the National American Red Cross in Washington D.C. for the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. He has been deployed to New York City following September 11th, to New Orleans immediately following Hurricane Katrina, Gustav & Ike (2005 & 2008), and most recently for a three week assignment to American Samoa following the devastating Tsunami in the South Pacific, October 2009.