Tuesday, January 27, 2009


The American Red Cross of Central Texas had the honor of welcoming Austin's new fire chief, Rhoda Mae Kerr. We're excited, because Chief Kerr served on the board of the American Red Cross in Little Rock, Arkansas, and she really understands how important the Red Cross is to any community. After all, the vast majority of the disasters we respond to are fires -- one every 48 hours here in Central Texas. Carmen and Saleem Tawil hosted the event in their home. Thanks Carmen and Saleem! And thanks to all the area firefighters and city officials who joined us. It was great to spend time with you when everyone could relax and have a good time!

(From left: Chief Kerr, Red Cross CEO Derrick Chubbs, and Carmen and Saleem Tawil)