Relief workers continue to head to Oklahoma after the May 20th tornado in Moore and last Friday’s deadly twisters in Oklahoma City. One of those workers is Angela Gillespie, a Salvation Army Disaster Services Specialist from Omaha.
Gillespie is certified in critical incident stress management and says her job is to comfort and console the victims of the tornado. She says she will provide victims a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen to. The 12 year volunteer has been deployed to several disaster areas and says every story is different and everyone needs help at some time or another.
Gillespie says constant training through the Salvation Army keeps her mentally prepared to help others at a moments notice. She leaves Omaha today and will be in Oklahoma for two weeks.