The staff and volunteers at Medical Teams International are extremely proud to announce that Ian Yocum has been selected as a finalist for the Classy Awards, the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country.
Ian Yocum, a battalion chief with the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, has been a Medical Teams International volunteer since 2004, when the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced millions of people. Since then, he has been on 7 missions to disaster-affected areas in Uganda, Sri Lanka and Japan.
When asked why he loves volunteering, Ian quickly responds: "It allows me to marry my three passions: my profession, my desire to help people and my love of travel. More importantly, it lets me teach my kids, Wyett (age 8) and Cooper (age 5), that the world is a big place and that we need to help each other. Volunteering gets your out of your usual ‘comfort zone’ and makes you become a more well-rounded person.”
Over the past 10 years, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) firefighters have donated their time and money to help Medical Teams International provide assistance in countries around the world.
Please support the TVF&R volunteer team. Thank you!