Volunteer of the Month

Emergency Exercise Disaster Drill Mock Plane Crash with Randy O'Dell

Emergency Exercise Disaster Drill Mock Plane Crash with Randy O’Dell

We are proud to announce our Volunteer of the Month, Randy O’Dell. Several years ago, Randy was interested in becoming a part of The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Relief Services in Williamson County. He was ready for action from the very beginning by recruiting and training 45 volunteers and started using a canteen for local emergency calls.

We met the quota and became the first ever volunteer group to run a Salvation Army canteen in Texas history. This took about three weeks to get off the ground and Emergency Disaster Services came in and trained 36 of us with in the first month of service. – Randy O’Dell

Randy has gone above and beyond the call of duty since he began his services with The Salvation Army three years ago. He has responded to many disasters to include Onion Creek flooding, the explosion in West, the Eagle Pass Flood, four local Williamson County calls, and four disaster drills. Randy says “Its a blessing each time I respond.”

Randy has a passion for being a part of The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services in Williamson County.  Randy says “I love it and I have a great team!”

He is licensed and trained in FEMA NIMS National classes: 100,200,300,400,700,800, CISM, CERT trained plus Salvation Army courses. Randy’s newest project is to work with the Austin Area Command to help create an active disaster services volunteer base in Travis County as well. We are recruiting volunteers and looking for the next leader like Randy to emerge in Travis County.

Thank you Randy for all the hard work you do for The Salvation Army and helping victims of a natural disaster. Thank you for being a model of servanthood as you lead this great team of volunteers ready to respond at a moment’s notice.

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  1. […] Randy O’Dell, a resident of Williamson County, heads up the volunteer team and has been the driving force behind this partnership. “I had been giving to The Salvation Army for many years and decided to get involved about three years ago. I wanted to expand my service outside of my own church and look at the bigger picture,” explains Randy. “I like that they are a Christian organization and have always admired all the good that is done by The Salvation Army.” […]

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