Red Cross Volunteer Heads to Colorado
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A local Red Cross volunteer is heading to Colorado to help people cope after wildfires caused widespread damage.
Marjorie Beldue left from the airport on Tuesday afternoon for Loveland Colorado. There, she will work as a mental health supervisor to assist those displaced from their homes due to the multiple wildfires that have ravaged the state in recent weeks.
The Spencerport resident says the volunteer work can help her work through her own grief. Marjorie's husband passed away just two months ago.
"I think it will get me out of my own grief right now, which is always there. But I think my losses make me a better therapist. I've kind of walked the walk."
Beldue serves as the Assistant Director of Disaster and Emergency Services for the Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross.