A few months ago I started volunteering with The Red Cross. Specifically I'm on the local Disaster Assistance Team. Whenever individuals or families are displaced from their homes by either fire or flood The Red Cross is called in to provide help. Obviously floods don't happen very often but house fires happen all the time. I've been called to about 3 or 4 house fires now. The first one was a total loss. It was so sad. When I arrived the fire department was throwing burning rubble out of the attic onto the ground. Everything was smoking still. These images are stuck in my mind.