PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – About 9 years ago, Connie Picard’s Virginia Beach home caught fire and she needed the services of the American Red Cross. Now, she gives back. Connie is a dedicated volunteer Disaster Team Leader who is on call an average of 6 days a week. Connie works with fire victims and helps them put the pieces back together. She also travels on tornado deployments. Most recently, she was in Tappahanock after the tornado that displaced hundreds of people.
Also, the WAVY TV 10/ Fox 43 Morning Anchor, Don Roberts, is a regular platelet donor with the American Red Cross. Platelets are primarily used for people battling cancer and the Red Cross refers to platelet donors as superheroes.