HDRT Development Coordinator to speak in Seattle


rebecca-vitsmun-smallOur Humanist Disaster Recovery Teams Development Coordinator, Rebecca Vitsmun, will be speaking tomorrow night, May 26, at Town Hall Seattle.

Rebecca first came to the attention of many in the nation back in 2013 when an EF5 tornado destroyed her Moore, OK home and left Rebecca and her son, Anders, running for their lives. Shorty afterward, while standing in the rubble, she was asked if she was thankful to God for saving their lives and Rebecca's quiet and unplanned, "I'm actually an atheist," was just the beginning.

After being proselytized to by volunteers, Rebecca made the decision to find a humanist disaster recovery team to become involved with, only to discover none existed. She has teamed up with Foundation Beyond Belief to use her award-winning background in volunteer coordination to develop the Humanist Disaster Recovery Teams program for FBB.

As the Humanist Disaster Recovery Teams Development Coordinator, Rebecca is collaborating with secular groups leaders, potential volunteers, and experts in various areas of disaster recovery to develop the first national disaster recovery volunteer program for our community. She is developing the infrastructure for this program and building our national database of volunteers who are ready and willing to help out should disaster strike.

Tickets for Rebecca Vitsmun, After the Disaster: Humanist Disaster Recovery Teams can be purchased here or at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm and the talk will begin at 7 pm. Town Hall Seattle is located at 1119 8th Ave Seattle WA 9810.

More information on the Humanist Disaster Recovery teams can be found here and you can follow Rebecca on Twitter at @ActuallyAtheist.